ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia maintained cordial and brotherly relations marked by commonalities on all issues of mutual interest at regional and international level.
In a meeting with the ambassador designate of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vice Admiral (retd) Khan Hasham in Islamabad on Friday, the prime minister said that the two Muslim states have always stood by each other in testing times and the people of Pakistan have deep emotional attachment with Saudi Arabia being the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The prime minister said that our government has focused on improving Hajj facilities and expressed satisfaction over last year’s Hajj arrangements. He directed the ambassador to personally supervise arrangements for the forthcoming Hajj and to provide maximum facilities to Hujjaj.
Nawaz Sharif further said that special attention be given to Pakistani community residing in Saudi Arabia with particular focus on ease of access of the community to consular services. He said that the ambassador should regularly interact with the Pakistani community and promptly resolve their problems.
Moreover, he said that significant number of Pakistani workers are earning their livelihood in Saudi Arabia and they should be facilitated in every respect.
The prime minister also advised the ambassador to work with utmost dedication for the welfare of Pakistani Diaspora with particular attention to education of their children.