Saudi Government to Fund Renovation of Faisal Mosque in Islamabad

Islamabad:  After over three decades since its construction, the Saudi government is set to finance the restoration of Faisal Mosque, a beloved landmark in Islamabad. The then Caretaker Interior Minister, Gohar Ijaz, along with Saudi envoy Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki, and CDA Chairman Anwarul Haq, recently inspected the mosque to discuss renovation plans.

Designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, construction of Faisal Mosque began in 1976, with completion in 1988. Despite its popularity among worshippers and tourists, the mosque hasn’t undergone significant renovations since then.

Sources suggest that the Saudi government, through its embassy, is eager to kickstart repair work. Talks of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the interior ministry, CDA, and Saudi Arabia are underway.

In addition to Faisal Mosque’s restoration, Saudi Arabia plans to build a grand mosque at the Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI) for $32 million, also serving as a research center. This underscores Saudi Arabia’s commitment to preserving and enhancing significant cultural and religious sites, fostering stronger bonds between the two nations.

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