New heights of Pak-Saudi relations celebrated

Updated 08 November 2013

New heights of Pak-Saudi relations celebrated

Saud Al-Shakhi, general manager of the Ministry of Information and Culture’s Makkah branch, and Abdullah bin Mohammed Aloiyan, general manager of the Labor Ministry’s Jeddah branch, visited Pakistan Consul General Aftab Khokher’s residence on the occasion of Saudi National Day.
Celebrations and talks of mutual cooperation took place on Thursday.
“We are honored that the Pakistani Consulate celebrated our National Day at the residence of the Pakistan Consul General. I would like to extend our gratitude on behalf of the Saudi government, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of the Makkah region and Prince Mish’al bin Majed, governor of Jeddah. We have very strong and brotherly relations between the two countries, which work hand in hand for the security and progress of the two countries,” said Al-Shakhi.
Other dignitaries included Mohammed M. Al-Juhani, honorary consul of the Republic of Congo, Anwar Ashaqi, chief of a strategic think tank center, Talal Abdullah Samarkandi from the JCCI, diplomats and community members.
Khokhar welcomed guests and extended his appreciation to the government and people of the Kingdom from the government and people of Pakistan on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 83rd National Day.
“This is also a day of happiness for the people and the government of Pakistan, as well as for Pakistanis living in the kingdom. We join in celebrations on this historic day, along with the people, the royal family and the government of Saudi Arabia,” he said.
“We are two sides of the same coin and as such, we share in each other’s happiness and pain. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan’s statement that ‘Saudi Arabia’s security is a red line for Pakistan’ is a manifestation of this important relationship,” he said.
“National Day reminds us of the unification of Saudi Arabia by the late King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud under the banner of the green flag. The Kingdom is working under the strong and wise leadership of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in the interest of Saudi nationals and residents under Adil Fakieh, minister of labor, and the JCCI,” he said.
He also offered condolences on the earthquake that recently struck Pakistan.
Anwar Ashaqi said that the security of the two countries are interrelated and that the strategic relationship between the two countries is strong.
Terrorism, he said, does not come from inside Pakistan.
Mohammed Aljuhani also said that the two countries enjoy excellent relations.
Tawqeer Hyder and Riyaz Kaifi recited poems on Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia announces further drop in new COVID-19 cases

Updated 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces further drop in new COVID-19 cases

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 317,005
  • A total of 4,683 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 28 more deaths from the coronavirus and 403 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 43 were recorded in Madinah, 43 in Jeddah, 32 in Makkah, 32 in Hufof, 29 in Riyadh, and 20 in Hail.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 317,005 after 600 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,683 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.