Pakistan’s president in Saudi Arabia for Umrah

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain is in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

He visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Monday night, where he was received by Saudi officials.

The office of Chairman Senate issued a brief statement confirming that Senate Chairman Mir Sadiq Sanjrani has taken over as the acting president of the country since Hussain departed for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close bilateral relations; historic trade ties and religious affinity have provided a strong basis of trust between the two brotherly Muslim countries.

The President, during his meeting last week with visiting Saudi Deputy Education Minister Hamad Nasser Al-Mehrej and other Saudi officials in Islamabad, said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy deep historical, religious and cultural ties that are “difficult to emulate.”