Directorate to be set up to facilitate visits to Iran, Iraq

ISLAMABAD - Minister for Religious Affairs and In­terfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noorul Haq Qadri on Tuesday said that a dedicated directorate was being es­tablished in the ministry to facilitate religious pilgrimage who intended to visit Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Talking to an Iranian delegation, com­prising Hojjatoleslam Hamid Shahriari­he, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan Mohammad Ali Hos­seini, Iranian Culture Counselor Ehsan Khazaei, and Member of Iranian As­sembly of Experts Molavi Nazir Ahmad Salami, the minister said Pakistan has a religious, cultural, historical and inher­ent relationship with Iran.

Warmly welcoming the Iranian del­egation, the minister said the footsteps of the scholars were always a source of blessings and mercy.

Our sources and inspirations were the Qur’an and Sunnah. The only way to achieve harmony was through dialogue and understanding, he said.

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