Provision of best Hajj& Umrah services key to our success: Muhammad Shehzad Chaudhry

Arif Qureshi

In an exclusive interview with “The Fortress”, an Islamabad based Diplomatic News Magazine; Chairman Hadi-Masarat group Muhammad Shehzad Chaudhry Said that we are the best Umrah groups of Pakistan among thousands of competitors and will continue our caliber by providing best of facilities to guests of Rehman (umrah Hadji’s). We have proven our expertise, credibility and name and look forward to the next decade with more growth and more satisfied customers to complement our portfolio.

Lauding reduction in Saudi visit visa fees as a generous move by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Chairman Hadi-Masarat group Muhammad Shehzad Chaudhry said that following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s request, the crown prince has generously lowered Saudi Arabia visa fee, which won the hearts and minds of Pakistani people.

Muhammad Shehzad Chaudhry said we have been in the Hajj & Umrah & travel industry for more than two decades and during this we have earned name, value and credibility through the hard-work, efforts, and strong commitment towards quality service for each and every one of our clients, 

“Credit goes to our team across the Pakistan and Makkah & Madina who work day and night to secure that success and now with the blessing of Al-Mighty Hadi-Masarat group has now become a symbol of quality services and trust”, Shehzad Chaudhry added”.

Stating about the strategy of Hadi-Masarat group he said we don’t have one single strategy to compete with our rivals; but I would say that most of our strategies boil down to what can be best expressed with a single sentence: We always strive harder to satisfy our customers’ requirements.

Commenting on Pakistan-Saudi Arabia recent development, he was of the opinion that the frequent official visits between Riyadh-Islamabad would be of paramount importance to cement ties, “People hope it will bring great opportunities for the economy as well as strengthening the political and social ties between the two countries”, Muhammad Shehzad Chaudhry added.

Muhammad Shehzad Chaudhry suggested that private sectors should be encouraged to interact more for greater business activity. Saudi Arabia can help Pakistan’s industry and both the country should be involved more in business activities.

Liaqat Ali Director, Hadi-Masarat group commenting on the recent success full and historic visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud said greater interaction of Saudi Crown Prince provided an opportunity between commerce and trade communities of the two countries, which will benefit people of both the countries. 

 “Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud visit tends to stabilize Pak-Saudi ties further,” he added. The Director Hadi-Masarat group appreciated the reduction in Saudi visit visa fees as a remarkable announcement by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman before landing Pakistan.

Before arrival of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to Pakistan, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad announced that non-pilgrimage visit visa fees for single entry would be lowered from SR2,000 ($533) to SR338 ($90) while the fee for multiple entry visas would be reduced from SR3,000 ($800) to SR675 ($180).

Following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s request, the crown prince generously decreased lowered Saudi Arabia visa fee, which was widely appreciated by business community and common Pakistanis.

Director, Hadi-Masarat group said Saudi Arabia and Pakistan had faced many challenges together in recent decades. He said that the Kingdom had been closely involved with Pakistan since its independence, he said. “King Abdul Aziz sent King Saud and Prince Faisal to Pakistan at that time. So if we go back through history, we can see that this relationship is truly unique,” he noted.

He also highlighted the ties between the two countries on humanitarian issues, security and military issues, saying: “Pakistan has suffered serious security and humanitarian consequences of the decades-long war in Afghanistan, besides housing millions of Afghan refugees.  “The relationship is unique because it is between people. Such a relationship (will) keep growing with every generation,” he added.

He recalled that when Pakistan was in a difficult position in 2005 after a devastating earthquake, Saudi Arabia went out of its way to provide the support it needed. Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz and eight ministers visited Baluchistan. Field hospitals were created with Saudi doctors treating people and performing surgery there, he recalled.

Pakistan also has a deep loyalty to Saudi Arabia, he said. “Islamabad has military expertise, and through cooperation between the two countries, it helped the Saudi military during its development. “There are good minds in Pakistan and good products that could be manufactured in Saudi Arabia,” he said, adding that he is also optimistic that Saudi plans to build a major oil refinery in Gwadar will help create an “economic hub.”

He said the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan will add to the relationship between the countries.  “Young Pakistanis who are advanced in the IT and industrial sectors are looking forward to helping and cooperating with Saudi Arabia, and sharing their experiences and knowledge,” he said.

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