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Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri has said that visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) to Pakistan will herald a new era of prosperity and economic stability in Pakistan. Addressing an event organised by Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi Group titled "Pak-Saudi Arab Relations Conference" here on Thursday, Qadri stated that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are knotted in eternal relationship of brotherhood and no one could make differences between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
He maintained that Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to making Pakistan as a state on the pattern of Medina. "Being Muslims we are knotted in the relationship of faith with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he added. "Imran Khan made first state visit to the Saudi Arabia, as both the brother Islamic countries in every thick and thin have assisted each other. Saudi Arabia has always remained on forefront whenever Pakistan has called Saudi Arabia either on the occasion of nuclear sanctions or economic mayhem," Qadri added.
The conference was presided over by Chairman PUC Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi and was attended by Presided International Islamic University Dr Ahmed Al-Yusuf Al-Darvesh, Allama Tahirul Hassan and others. The participants at the conference welcomed the state visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to Pakistan, saying that this visit will prove a historic milestone to strengthen Pak-Saudi Arabia relations in the longer run.
The Saudi Arabia is committed to making historic investment in Pakistan to uplift Pakistan's economy, which is demonstration of Saudi's trust and confidence in the people of Pakistan and government of Pakistan, said Qadri.
The participants of the event also underlined that unity of Muslim Ummah is necessary to resolve confronting challenges of Muslim world. Muslims from all over the world gather and unite in Harmain Al Sharifain, keeping aside all distinctions and this unity is required to steer out the Muslim Ummah from prevailing challenges. President IIUI Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Darvesh stated that Saudi Arabia feels proud on its brotherly relations with Pakistan. The participants also lauded the government's efforts for strengthening ties with Muslim countries, saying that the visit of Saudi Crown Prince will further cement brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Massive Saudi investment in Pakistan will enhance opportunities for both Saudi and Pakistani merchants to boost bilateral trade between both the Muslim countries.
Pakistan has to play a bridge like role to strengthen relations among Muslim countries. People of Pakistan and Pak Armed Forces have played very vital role to annihilate the menace of terrorism and extremism and this unity will prolong to eradicate the menace of terrorism and extremism from Muslim world.

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