Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Pakistan on Saturday opened a new mosque in the city of Haripur as a mark of the strong relations between the two countries.
The Kingdom’s envoy, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, inaugurated the King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud Mosque, in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in the presence of local government officials.
Built to accommodate up to 500 worshippers, the mosque has been constructed as part of charitable projects carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) through the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD) in Pakistan.
Al-Malki said the mosque represented a milestone in the friendship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and was a continuation of similar charity work carried out by the Kingdom.
In praising the MWL and its affiliated bodies for their contributions, the ambassador also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their special attention to humanitarian work and the service of Islam and Muslims.
University of Haripur president, Anwar Gilani, thanked Saudi Arabia for its leadership on the landmark mosque project which he said highlighted the friendship between the two countries.