PM Imran Khan performs Umrah with wife during Saudi visit - GulfToday

PM Imran Khan performs Umrah with wife during Saudi visit

Imran Khan and his wife perform the Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah. AFP

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday performed Umrah after he reached Makkah during his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister reached Makkah along with his wife and members of the Pakistani delegation to perform the ritual in one of the holiest sites of Islam.

Before performing Tawaf, the doors of the Holy Kaaba were opened for Prime Minister Imran Khan, where he was allowed to witness it from inside.

Earlier, while being in Masjid-e-Nabvi on Saturday, the prime minister was given a rare respect to visit the Sacred Prophetic Chamber, also known as Al Hujratu n-nabawīyatu l-sharīfa. The Sacred Chamber was once the house (Hujra) of Hazrat Aisha (R.A.).

The prime minister paid his respects at Roza-e-Rasool (Peace be Upon Him).

The prime minister along with his delegation broke fast (Iftar), offered Namaz-e-Maghrib, nawafil and prayed at the Masjid e Nabvi (SAW).

The prime minister was accompanied by his delegation including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, KP Governor Shah Farman, Senator Faisal Javed and Punjab Minister Abdul Aleem Khan.

Mohammed bin Salman along with a high level delegation, will also meet Imam-e-Ka’aba.

The meetings with the heads of the Muslim World League and Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation are also on his agenda.

Later, the prime minister will address the members of the Pakistani community in Jeddah at an event regarding the Roshan Digital Account.

In a tweet, Senator Faisal Javed, who is also accompanying the prime minister in the visit, said Saudi Arabia stood atop by opening 39,005 -31% of total Roshan Digital accounts - with $196.5 million deposits.

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