Doors of the Kabah were opened for the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the President of Turkey.
This statement is based on this tweet
However, there are no signs yet of the Pakistani PM in Makkah. There is only footage of The Turkish President performing Umrah.
Perhaps the tweeter assumed that the Pakistani PM was going to be there too and the security forces decided it wasn't worth the risk of letting huge crowds do the same in the Haram on the Mataf. Allahu Alum!
Saudi embassy confirms Pakistani pilgrims arrested for ‘disrespecting’ Masjid-e-Nabwi
The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan has confirmed that “some” Pakistani pilgrims have been arrested for disrespecting Majisd-e-Nabwi by shouting slogans as Pakistani ministers visited the mosque on Thursday.
The protesters were taken into custody by Saudi authorities for “violating the regulations” and “disrespecting” the sanctity of the holy mosque, the embassy in Islamabad said.
This is the first reaction from Saudi Arabia over the incident that has been widely condemned by Pakistanis across social media. Unconfirmed reports Thursday night claimed that between 2 and 150 people had been arrested, including a UK-based PTI leader close to Imran Khan.
The Saudi embassy has not confirmed how many people were arrested nor did it identify them.
However, it said that the police action was still going on, hinting that more people could be arrested.
A group of Pakistani pilgrims shouted slogans and expletives on Thursday night as Marriyum Aurangzeb and Shahzain Bugti entered the mosque.
The ministers are part of the Pakistani delegation led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on a three-day official visit.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was in a shuttle cart with Saudi officials and was guarded by Saudi security officers.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah told a press conference in Islamabad on Friday that the sloganeering was a planned act and the planning was done in Pakistan.
After the incident on Thursday night, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his ministers returned to the mosque again.
Later, they also offered Jumma prayers in Masjid-e-Nabawai.
“The delegation prayed for the security of the country and the nation and for the development and prosperity of Pakistan,” a statement from the Prime Minister Office said.
PTI UK leaders were supposed to return to Manchester on Saturday but rushed out as news emerged of their involvement in harassment incident.
Sahibzada Jahangir, Aneel Musarrat, Rana Abdul Sattar were in Madinah when Maryam Aurangzeb, Shahzain Bugti were abused.
UK based journalist says Sahibzada Jahangir, Aneel Musarrat, Rana Abdul Sattar left soon after Sehri.
LONDON: PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s close friends Sahibzada Jahangir, Aneel Musarrat and PTI UK President Rana Abdul Sattar left Saudi Arabia in rush to avoid questioning by the country’s authorities after hooliganism at the Masjid-e-Nabawi (PBUH) in Madinah.
Jahangir, who is currently Imran Khan’s advisor for the overseas Pakistanis, PTI donor Aneel Musarrat and his brother-in-law and PTI UK President Rana Abdul Sattar were supposed to return to Manchester from Saudi Arabia on Saturday. But they rushed out of the the country as news started circulating about their alleged involvement in the harassment incident.
Jahangir was present with the alleged PTI supporters who abused and insulted Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb and Minister for Narcotics Control Shahzain Bugti.
A Pakistani journalist from the UK, who was with the PTI leaders, said that Jahangir and others arrived in Madinah from Manchester in a group.
“They were due to leave on Saturday but they rushed out as soon as people started calling on the Saudi authorities to arrest Sahibzada Jahangir and Aneel Musarrat for organising the protest. Out of seven people, only three left in hurry but the remaining are present in Madinah,” said the journalist.
The journalist, who requested anonymity, said that the hooliganism incident took place around Iftari time on Thursday. He added that Jahangir, Sattar and Musarrat left soon after Sehri.
“They were advised to leave at the earliest opportunity because people on social media were tagging the Saudi authorities to arrest and question them. Social media was abuzz with pictures and videos of Sahibzada Jahangir and Aneel Musarrat and they got scared at the reaction,” he added.
The remaining members of the group Nabeel Mussarat, solicitor Amar Alyas and Gohar Jilani are still in Saudi Arabia, he said.
Jahangir denied organising the protest but did not deny raising slogans and appreciating the protestors. However, he claimed that he bought tickets with the others two weeks ago when Shehbaz Sharif’s visit was not even planned.
Sheikh Rasheed, who had warned that the Pakistani delegation will be attacked, stays at Musarrat’s house whenever he is in the UK.
Musarrat is considered the biggest PTI donor in the UK and his brother in law Rana Abdul Sattar is PTI UK’s president. Jahangir was appointed Imran Khan’s Focal Person for the United Kingdom and Europe on 19 April 2022.
A tragic incident had taken place in Masjid-i-Nabawi (PBUH) on Thursday night and Jahangir was among the sloganeers and he can also be seen in the videos.
After the incident, Jahangir posted a video message on Twitter stating that “while we were in Madina there was a sudden noise and he and Anil Mussarat did not do anything for this. We were not arrested nor questioned by the police”.
At least five Pakistani nationals were arrested for “abusing and insulting” Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Minister for Narcotics Control Shahzain Bugti at the Masjid-e-Nabawi (PBUH) in Madinah, confirmed the Saudi publication Saudi Gazette.
Videos from the premier and his entourage's visit to Islam's second holiest site showed members of the delegation being whisked away by local law enforcement as slogans of "chor" (thieves) echoed in the Prophet's (PBUH) mosque.
In several videos, shared widely on social media, people can be seen attacking Jamhoori Watan Party's Shahzain Bugti, who was among those that abandoned the PTI-led government alliance to join the former opposition before the no-confidence vote, resulting in Imran Khan's ouster.
In the video, pilgrims can be seen attacking Bugti, and grabbing his hair from behind.
Government spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb also came under attack during the visit which she blamed on Imran Khan without naming him.
"I will not name this person on this holy land because I do not want to use this land for politics," she said in a video message put up on PML-N's official Twitter account.
Wow didn't knw anyone could enter that enclosure. I guess being head of state had 2 good perks. Getting inside kabah and rawdah/Riyadh ul jannah.
Saying that I read many of our akaabir were to shy and scared to present themselves in front of the grave of rasoolullah and would give Salam from behind pillars. Yet so called Muslim leaders who are the worse of people go right upto rasoolullah . Strange times
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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