Alvi performs Umrah during his first visit to the Kingdom

Alvi performs Umrah during his first visit to the Kingdom
President Dr Arif Alvi with Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs, Noor ul Haq Qadri in Madinah. (Photo courtesy: Press Information Department)
Updated 13 December 2018

Alvi performs Umrah during his first visit to the Kingdom

Alvi performs Umrah during his first visit to the Kingdom
  • He was also taken inside the Holy Kaaba for a tour of the sacred place
  • Pakistan’s president met with King Salman in Riyadh earlier on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: Fulfilling the main reason for his first trip to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi performed Umrah on Thursday.
“The doors of the holy Kaaba were also opened for Arif Alvi,” a statement released by the president’s office read, adding that “he offered prayers for the prosperity and development of Pakistan” and for Muslims around the world.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Alvi called met King Salman in Riyadh to discuss matters of mutual interest, bilateral ties, trade, investment, and economic relations.
The president reached Saudi Arabia on Sunday to perform Umrah, marking his first visit to the Kingdom since assuming office in September this year.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close bilateral relations, with historic trade ties and religious affinity providing a strong basis of trust between the two countries.