Pak foreign minister visits mausoleum of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty
By Syed Afzal Shah
Ajmer: Pakistan foreign minister
Mr Khurshid Mehmud Kasuri visited the mausoleum of the great sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty, on 7 September. Accompanied by his wife and Foreign Secretary and the Pakistan High
Commissioner to India and other high ranking officials, Mr Kasuri arrived in a helicopter in the morning and drove straight to the Dargah of the sufi saint, under very tight security and offered a velvet Chadar and floral tributes at the tomb. He was in the mausoleum for about 30 minutes. He also offered a velvet Chadar and floral tributes on behalf of the Pakistan President Gen. Parvez Mussharaf. It may be recalled that the Pakistan President, during his visit to India, had not been able to visit the tomb of the sufi saint, which was originally in his itinerary.
Pakistan foreign minister, who met reporters after the Ziarat, said that he had come to Ajmer Sharif to offer his tributes to the holy saint with a message from the Pakistani people that they also wanted peace and to foster
friendship in the region. The Pakistan government was serious in its efforts to resolve all issues, he said. The Anjuman Syedzadgan felicitated the visiting dignitary, in the Dargah and offered him gifts.
It may be recalled here that this was the first visit by any high ranking Pakistan official to Ajmer after a gap of ten years.
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