ISLAMABAD    -    Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on Monday said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would jointly face all internal and regional secu­rity challenges.

He also said that the frater­nal ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were historical, trust-based and long-standing. The minister expressed these views during a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki who called on him here at the Ministry of Interior. Rana facilitated Saudi Arabia for the successful organization of the Road-to-Makkah project to facilitate Pakistani Hajj pil­grims, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior. “Saudi Arabia always helped Pakistan in difficult times.”

Rana Sanaullah congratulat­ed Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Saudi govern­ment for making excellent ar­rangements for Hajj 2022. He said the Pakistani nation has special love and reverence to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He also thanked the Saudi government and em­bassy for facilitating Pakistani pilgrims and making special arrangements for them. The minister thanked ambassador for timely assistance of flood victims by Saudi Arabia. On the occasion, the Saudi ambassa­dor said cultural events were being organized in connection with the National Day of Saudi Arabia. He said that various events are being organized in order to bring Pakistan and the Saudi people closer.