Doors of Kaaba opened for Pakistan PM Imran Khan; performs Umrah

Source: KT | Published on 19th September 2018, 12:51 PM | Gulf News |

Saudi Arabia: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan performed Umrah in Makkah on Wednesday during his Saudi visit.

In a video posted on his Instagram handle, Khan is seen exiting the holy Kaaba. A crowd was waiting for him as he stepped outside the holy Kaaba. In the caption he said that he was received warmly by the people. The doors of the Holy Kaaba were also opened for the Pakistani delegation, the caption added.

According to Geo.tv, Khan offered prayers inside the sacred place.

Khan and his delegation arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday on his first official foreign visit. He will also also visit UAE at the invitation of the two countries leaderships, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

It is the prime minister's first foreign visit since he took office in August. Khan will be accompanied by the foreign minister, the finance minister and his commerce adviser, the Foreign Ministry said.

The PM visited the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) mosque in Madinah and offered prayers, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Upon arrival at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, the PM was received by Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region, 

Khan is expected to call on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and hold a bilateral meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on bilateral ties, the ministry said in a statement.

After Saudi, Khan is expected to visit Abu Dhabi - the UAE capital today. The two sides will discuss issues of bilateral interest, the statement added.

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