Saudi Envoy Hosts Iftar Dinner to honor parliamentarian, Ulema and media

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Islamabad: The ambassador of  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki hosted an Iftar dinner at a local hotel in Islamabad on Monday, an effort to enhance communication with Ulema, business community, parliamentarians, Media persons and civil society of twin cities. The key features of the concert was the domination of Arab diplomatic missions in the Iftar dinner. Leader of the house in senate Raja Zafar ul Haq, prominent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil, PUC chairman Tahir Mahmood Asharafi, JUI (F) secretary General Abdul Gafoor Haidri, Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan, Shah Owais Noorani, Ansar ul Ummah head Fazal Rehman Khalil, ambassadors of Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco were prominent among the guests.

In an informal chat with the participants of the Iftar dinner Saudi ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki said that we have arranged this gathering in line with the vision of Khadim-e-Harmain Al-Sharifain King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Ameer Muhammad bin Salman to communicate with people from different walks of life of Pakistan . He said such meetings provide an opportunity to exchange brotherly conversations and dialogue. He said representatives of various media outlets were partners of the embassy in covering various events as the media plays an important role in the development of a society.

The event was attended among others by ambassadors of various countries and community members from different sections of the society. The heads of missions of Arab and Islamic countries, military attachés and representatives from the Pakistan government, the military establishment, heads of Pakistani institutions, businessmen and media representatives were welcomed by the envoy.

At the end of the concert Saudi envoy thanked the participants and prayed that may Allah Almighty accept their fasting and bless them all. “We have been keen to meet in this holy month in an atmosphere of love, intimacy and fraternity, and the gathering aims to enhancing communication far from the official environment,” the envoy said.

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