ISLAMABAD (Agencies): Deputy Minister for Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Dr. Nasir bin Abdul Aziz Al- Dawood called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.

The Prime Minister thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its support during last year’s heavy floods. The Prime Minister also thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for extending support to evacuate Pakistanis stranded in Sudan as the law and order situation got worsen there.

The Prime Minister showed his appreciation to the Kingdom for including Pakistan in the “Road to Makkah” project which will facilitate Pakistani Hujjaj intending to go for Hajj this year thorough the Islamabad International Airport.

Referring to the recent KSA- Iran agreement to normalize ties, PM Shehbaz Sharif hoped that this would help promote regional peace and security.

The Saudi Deputy Interior Minister thanked Pakistan for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation. He said that that brotherly ties between Pakistan and KSA were deeply rooted in history. He showed his satisfaction over the useful meetings held with the Pakistani Ministers for Interior, Religious Affairs and Narcotics Control during his visit. He informed the PM that the Road to Makkah Project would also be extended to Lahore and Peshawer from the next year to facilitate more Hujjaj in discharge of this important religious obligation.

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