Islamabad: Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki called on Pakistani Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah at the Ministry of Interior and said flights for the Umrah pilgrimage would resume as soon as the coronavirus situation improved, the interior ministry said.
The Saudi ambassador extended his condolences to Shah on the death of his brothers and prayed for his family.
“Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah inquired about the coronavirus situation and the resumption of flights for Umrah,” the ministry said in a statement. “The Saudi ambassador said that the flights will resume as soon as the situation improves.”
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have fraternal relations not only at the governmental level but also at the public level, Shah was quoted as saying, adding that “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are two bodies, one soul.”
The meeting concluded with a pledge to further strengthen bilateral relations in the days to come.