Pak-Saudi Relationship Essay

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INTRODUCTION In the contemporary world of today as it enters the new millennium, the brotherly ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia based on bedrock of Islamic solidarity provide a model for other nations to emulate. In past sixty four years of Pakistan’s role as an independent ideologically based Islamic state the one nation with which ties have remained brotherly, most cordial and above politics is Saudi Arabia. The founding fathers of the two nations let the basics for this relationship born out of sincerity, mutual admiration and respect dating back to the days of the Pakistan movement following close of the Second World War. Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had begun campaigning for Pakistan after the adoption of the Lahore Resolution in 1940 while Saudi Arabia under the sagacious leadership of King Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdul Rehman Al-Saud was consolidating his rule under the Shariah law in Saudi Arabia. Brief history In 1943 Bengal in British India suffered a famine and the muslims of Bengal were threatened. The Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah launched an appeal for Muslims in Bengal and the first donation of Pounds Sterling 10000/- to reach him from a Muslim head of State was from King Abdual Aziz in 1943. It showed the confidence and trust the Saudi leader had in the honesty and integrity of the Quaid-i-Azam and in the Quaid’s ability to ensure that the relief amount is used judiciously to ameliorate the condition of suffering Muslims in Bengal province. This love and affection for Muslims in the Sub continent and the Pakistan movement was again manifest in 1946 at United Nation in New York. The Pakistan movement delegation sent by Quaid and headed by Mirza Abol Hasan Ispahani, including Begum Jahan Ara Shah Nawaz was mischievously kept out of the UN portals by the Hindu dominated Indian delegation and efforts to meet various delegation heads were

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