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‘Global Influential Figure’: Pakistan Ulema Council awards special title to Saudi Crown Prince


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Pakistan Ulema Council has awarded a special title of ‘Global Influential Figure’ of 2018 to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The title was bestowed in a ceremony held in Islamabad on Tuesday, April 16. The title was awarded by Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC). Imam of Masjid Al-Haram, Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Abdul-Elah Al-Juhani also attended the ceremony.

President Arif Alvi also welcomed the Kingdom’s decision of increase in Hajj quota for Pakistan to 200,000 and inclusion of Pakistan in its Road to Mecca initiative.

President Dr. Arif Alvi gave the certificate to Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki.

Recognition of Taking Care of the Two Holy Mosques

Speaking at the ceremony, the PUC said that the Saudi crown prince has been honored for his efforts in supporting Islam and taking care of the Two Holy Mosques. Moreover, he voiced for key humanitarian issues, including Palestine, Yemen, Syria and the protection of Muslim minorities, the PUC said on the occasion.

The PUC further said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been recognized for his support to Pakistan and his efforts in bringing peace with India. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit in February. President Dr. Arif Alvi also said that Pakistan greatly valued its relations with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Imam-e-Kaaba’s Meeting with President Arif Alvi

While speaking to Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Awad Al Juhany, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday, 15th April, the president said that both the countries had shared bonds of history, culture, traditions, faith, and values.

Recalling the highly successful visit of the Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to Pakistan, the president stated that the Crown Prince won the hearts of Pakistani people by his generous offer of support to the Pakistani community. He appreciated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its support to Pakistani pilgrims visiting the Kingdom for Hajj and Umrah every year.

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President Arif Alvi also welcomed the Kingdom’s decision of increase in Hajj quota for Pakistan to 200,000 and inclusion of Pakistan in its Road to Mecca initiative. He hoped that the project would be extended to all Pakistani airports for Hajj 2020.