Two-Day International Hajj Conference begins

Islamabad: Two Day International Hajj Conference which is jointly being organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Cultural consulate of Iran Embassy, at Marriot Islamabad has begun today. The inaugural session was presided over by Parliamentary Secretary Mr Habib Ullah, secretary religious affairs Mr Shaukat Hayat and H.E. Mashaallah Shakree Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan.

The delegates from China, Tajikistan, Iran and Bangladesh are also attending the conference. Besides foreign dignitaries, the prominent local Ulemah, Scholars and political leaders are also among the participants.

In the inaugural address the secretary religious affairs welcomed all the participants and threw light upon the friendly relations of Pakistan and Iran. He also emphasized on need of the solidarity of Muslim Ummah.

He further said that Hajj provides an excellent opportunity to promote interaction among the Muslims all over the world. Hajj, he said, is an occasion which allows the Ummah to forget all differences and stand united.

The parliamentary secretary Mr Habib Ullah highlighted cultural, religious and historical relation between Pakistan and Iran. Mr Mashaallah Shakree extended thanks on the behalf of Iranian Government to the Government of Pakistan for arranging this conference.

It is pertinent to point here that various scholars will present their papers during the conference. The conference will end tomorrow evening.

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