Islamabad’s Shah Faisal Mosque to be Renovated: Minister

Mon Feb 12 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Caretaker Federal Minister for Interior and Commerce, Dr. Gohar Ijaz, said on Monday that forty years ago, the Saudi Arabia government gave a gift of Shah Faisal Mosque to Pakistani people, and now the mosque would be renovated to make it more beautiful.

The minister expressed these views on the occasion of visiting Shah Faisal Mosque along with Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan.

Federal Interior Secretary Aftab Akbar Durrani, Chief Commissioner Islamabad, and CDA authorities were also present at the occasion.

The minister, along with the Saudi envoy, offered Zuhr prayer and later visited the main hall and spacious courtyard of the mosque.

Talking to the reporters, he said that when he assumed charge of the minister, he offered the Jumma prayer at Shah Faisal Mosque, met with the Saudi ambassador, and informed him that the mosque needed to be renovated.

Dr. Gohar expressed gratitude to the Saudi envoy who took a personal interest and decided to renovate the mosque, which will begin soon.

Shah Faisal Mosque a Gift to Pakistan

On the occasion, Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki said that the Shah Faisal Mosque was given as a gift to Pakistanis by the government of Saudi Arabia.

He said that the renovation work on the mosque would start soon.

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