Imam-e-Kaaba arrives in Pakistan on four-day visit

This handout photo, taken and released by Government of Pakistan, shows Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Saleh bin Humaid (right) and Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki (2nd right) during a meeting with Education Minister Madad Ali Sindhi (not pictured) in Islamabad on November 22, 2023. (Photo courtesy: GOP)
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  • Sheikh Saleh is scheduled to lead Friday prayers at the iconic Faisal Mosque
  • Imam-e-Kaaba will also meet key figures like the PM, president and army chief

ISLAMABAD: Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Saleh bin Humaid arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday on a four-day visit to “further strengthen the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,” state-run APP news agency reported.
Sheikh Saleh, who is also an adviser to the Kingdom’s Royal Court, has previously served as the head of Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council and president of the High Judiciary Commission.
“During his visit, Imam-e-Kaaba is scheduled to lead the Friday Prayer at the iconic Faisal Mosque,” APP reported.
“He is set to engage in meetings with key figures, including the President, Prime Minister, Chief of Army Staff, and other high-ranking officials.”
Born in the Saudi city of Buraydah, Sheikh Salen became a Hafiz-e-Qur’an at age 20. He holds masters and PhD degrees from Makkah’s Umm Al Qurra University and was appointed an imam at the Masjid Al Haram in 1983.