A delegation led by Barrister
Amjad Malik, Chairman, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), is on a visit to
Saudi Arabia from 29th December 2016. He is accompanied by
Additional Foreign Secretary Dr. Irfan Yusuf Shami. They held meetings with the
community in Jeddah, Makkah, Medina and Riyadh.
Embassy organized an interactive session of the delegation in Riyadh with the
members of Pakistan community on 31st December 2016. The Chairman appraised
the participants about the steps being taken by OPF for the benefit of overseas
Pakistanis. The Prime Minister has given him instructions to ensure the welfare
of expatriate Pakistanis. He urged the participants to benefit from various
schemes launched by the Foundation. The employees who get overseas employment
through the protectorate of emigration are entitled to the benefits offered by
Members of the
community discussed with the delegates matters related to the community
including education of their children, health facilities and non-payment of
dues to the workers of some companies. They proposed special schemes for overseas
Pakistani interested in investing in Pakistan, particularly in the China-Pakistan
Economic Corridor (CPEC). Barrister Malik assured them full support and
cooperation of the OPF in this regard.
Ambassador welcomed the delegates to the Kingdom. He lauded the contribution of
the Pakistani community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and emphasized the need
to give consideration to workers in Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf States while
formulating rules and regulations for the overseas Pakistanis.
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Imam e Kaaba Sheikh Abdullah bin Awad al-Juhany visited Pakistan Embassy
on 22 January, 2016. He was invited for a conference on Seerat ul Nabi and
launching a book on Seerat ul Nabi. The event was attended by a large number of
our community members including professionals, businessmen, Ulema and Mashaikh
and students living in Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Abdullah was received by Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq and Mr.
Abdul Malik Mujahid, owner of Darussalam Book Stores. Prominent members of the community
presented the Sheikh bouquets of flowers. Mr. Ali Muhammad Abdu Turab, member
of Council of Islamic Ideology, was also
present on the occasion.
In his speech
Sheikh Abdullah said the people of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are brothers and the
Custodian of the two Holy Mosques and Ulema of Saudi Arabia have great regard for
the people of Pakistan. He said the two countries enjoy strong and historical
relations. He said the life of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was a blessing
and a source of guidance for the entire humanity. He condemned the menace of
terrorism and extremism. He prayed for peace and prosperity of Pakistan, for
Pak-Saudi friendship and for the martyrs of terrorism in Pakistan.
in his speech thanked the Sheikh for visiting the Embassy and for his kind
words about Pakistan. He said that the biggest gathering in the history of the
Embassy reflects the love of the people for Haramain Sharifian and for the Imam
Prayers were offered
for the martyr of Charsada incident and for the early recovery for the injured
of the terrorist attack.
led Isha prayers at the Embassy. Ambassador Manzoor hosted a dinner in honour of Imame Kaaba at Pakistan
The new Ambassador of Pakistan to the
Kingdom Mr. Manzoor ul Haq called on His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Vice Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia in Riyadh today. The Ambassador presented a copy of his credentials to
the Vice Foreign Minister.
HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin
Abdullah welcomed Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq in the Kingdom and expressed the
hope that the close and fraternal relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
would grow from strength to strength. Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq said that he
would do his best to further strengthen the existing cooperative relations
between the two brotherly countries.
Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq extended
best wishes and prayers of the leadership and people of Pakistan for the early
recovery, good health and long life of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques. He
said that His Majesty King Abdullah is a symbol of unity among Muslim Ummah who
has also worked tirelessly for promoting inter-faith dialogue.
The Ambassador said that
the highest number of expatriate Pakistanis reside in the Kingdom who are
contributing to the development of the economy of the host country, and serving
as a bridge of friendship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Vice Foreign
Minister also appreciated the role of Pakistani expatriate community and assured
that Saudi Arabia would always remain hospitable to its Pakistani brethren.
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