Opening of Hagia Sophia for hailed



Honorary Consul General of Turkey for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Salim Saifullah Khan Saturday appreciated Turkey’s President, Tayyip Erdogan’s move to open Hagia Sophia mosque for offering Salah (Prayers) for Muslims. In a statement issued here, he said that offering of the first prayers of Jumma after a break of 86 years was a historical moment for the Muslims. Return of Muslim worship to the ancient structure was a great moment, he added. He said “Hagia Sophia was declared a museum nearly nine decades ago ceased to be a place of worship. This is a source of great pride for us, great excitement.” Salim Saifullah Khan further added that Turkish President Erdogan was dong his job in efficient manners during his era of 17-year rule.—APP

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