ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday underlined the need for taking effective steps to counter Islamophobia, and also proposed a system for the rehabilitation and support of the people suffering due to the unrest and instability in different parts of the Islamic World.
Talking to Imam of Masjid Al-Haram Saleh Bin Muhammad Al Talib who along-with a delegation called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, the president underscored that Islamophobia had emerged in the World during the last few years which needed to be countered.
“I am pleased that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are working together to eliminate these misperceptions against Islam,” he said.
The president emphasized that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had convergence of views on international and regional issues, and they also fully cooperated each other on international forums.
The president highlighted that every year Saudi government made excellent arrangements for Hajj & Umrah.
Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan fully supported the Saudi government’s vision 2030 which would create stability in the region and strengthen the economy.
President Mamnoon underlined that an effective system through mutual consultation should be developed for the restoration of the people affected from unrest in Muslim World.
The president pointed out that unrest was promoted in different part of the Islamic World, Muslims should learn a lesson from it and should work in unison to eradicate this menace.
The president stressed that the curriculum of religious educational institutions should be improved in accordance with the requirement of modern era so that their coming generations could meet the challenges of modern World. In that regard, he added, it was imperative to include the subjects of science and technology in the curriculum.
Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan wanted Saudi Arabia to be so strong that no power could cast a bad eye on it. He said Pakistan would always support Saudi Arabia for that purpose.
Imam of Masjid Al-Haram said the relationship of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia was not merely a diplomatic one but it was relationship based on faith, adding Pakistan was the strength of Saudi Arabia and both Countries had collective goals.
Imam-e-Kaaba said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were the major powers of the Islamic World and they had full confidence on their leadership. He said he fully agreed with the suggestions for the unity and proposals to meet the challenges faced by Muslim Ummah.