ISLAMABAD: A new mosque was inaugurated inside the premises of Islamabad’s largest park, Fatima Jinnah Park, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday.
The small mosque with contemporary architecture and the traditional interior has been constructed with the support of the embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Pakistan.
UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi inaugurated the mosque in Islamabad’s 750-acre Fatima Jinnah Park along with Pakistan’s federal minister for religious affairs and interfaith harmony Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri and Nasir Al Kaabi – the main financer of the mosque.
UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi said that such initiatives and activities “reflect the close brotherly relationship and people to people contacts between the two brotherly countries” bound in a deep-rooted cultural, historical and common faith.
Hamad Al-Zabi said, “We are trying to help our Muslim brothers and in the blessed month of Ramadan, the poor, the needy and the deserving people have the right to be helped.”
Pakistan’s minister of state for parliamentary affairs Ali Muhammad Khan also joined the ceremony. The dignitaries also offered prayers at the newly built mosque in Islamabad.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by the distribution of Ramadan food packages among the disadvantaged people of the area with support from Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment UAE, as part of the annual Ramadan food distribution program all over Pakistan.
Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan was also present at the ration distribution ceremony.