CM Shehbaz sharif vows for defence of Saudi Arabia
LAHORE (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday met Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani, in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Talking to the Saudi Ambassador, the Chief Minister strongly condemned the blasts in Madina, Jeddah and Qatif during Ramazan.
Paying tributes to the sacrifices of security personnel who were martyred in the incidents, the Chief Minister said that whole Muslim Ummah was deeply grieved over these attacks. He also prayed for the departed souls of those who embraced martyrdom in these blasts.
The Chief Minister said that security of Saudi Arabia was very dear to Pakistan and it was standing by Saudi Arabia in this regard. He said that all out sympathies of Pakistanis were with the Saudi government and people.
He said, "Madina is the focus of love and reverence of two billion Muslims." He said that enemy had attacked the heart of Muslim Ummah and the soul of every Muslim was hurt over the bloodshed at a most sacred place like Madina Munawara.
He said that every conspiracy to undermine the sanctity of this holy city would be thwarted. He said that elements involved in the blasts in Saudi Arabia would face disgrace in this world the world hereafter.
The Chief Minister also assured complete solidarity with the Saudi government and people on behalf of their Pakistani brethren and sisters. He said that there were deep rooted friendly, historical and religious ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He said that Saudi Arabia had stood by Pakistan in every hour of need.
The Saudi Ambassador appreciated the steps taken in Punjab for the economic development and uplift of social sectors.
Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations as well as promotion of cooperation in trade and different sectors between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were also discussed in the meeting.