Saudi minister’s visit to fortify bilateral relations: Ulema

The visit of Saudi Minister for Information Dr Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad to Pakistan would further strengthen relations between the both countries.
These views were expressed by several Ulema while talking to media on Sunday.
Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong brethren relationship and they were friends of all times.
He said that the visit of the Saudi minister would open new horizons of mutual cooperation in several sectors.
He said that the minister’s visit would be helpful in promoting economic cooperation between the two countries.
He said that Pakistan is an independent country and it has its own foreign policy.
Therefore, no other country could affect the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, he added.
Renowned religious scholar Ibtesam Elahi Zaheer said that the visit of Saudi information minister would encourage the investors of Saudi Arabia and other countries to bring their investment to Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed strong and brotherly bilateral ties, which would be fortified by the current visit of the minister.
He said that Saudi Arabia had always supported Pakistan in its efforts towards peace and stability.
He said that Pak-Saudi relations were not only deep-rooted at government level, but also between the peoples of the two countries.
Another religious scholar Maulana Zahid Qasmi said that it was high time to enhance relations between the media of the two countries.
He said that trade relations between Riyadh and Islamabad were very strong and both countries were keen on further enhancement of the trade ties.
Ulema said that after formation of a new government, the Saudi information minister was on a three-day visit to Pakistan and he had come to the country on the orders of Saudi Arabia King Salman.
The Ulema said: “the Saudi minister ensured to enhance coop-eration in the information sector, including social, electronic and print media, with Pakistan which will also be helpful for closer relationship between the both countries.”

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