ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday visited the mausoleum of Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi in Konya, along with his delegation, and offered Fateha besides laying  a wreath and 'chaddar' at the mazar.
    Paying homage to the great saint and scholar of the Muslim world, the prime minister said that Jalaluddin Rumi was among the great Sufi saints, whose several books on spiritual topics were masterpiece and lasting forever, a statement issued by the PM Office here said.
  The prime minister also visited the symbolic grave of Allama Iqbal located in Maulana Rumi’s graveyard and  mixed up with the local people.
In his brief meeting with the governor of Konya, the prime minister said, ”We take pride in our exemplary brotherly relations with Turkey." Efforts were being made to take this relationship to newer heights, he added. 
The prime minister said the people of Pakistan had great love for the people of Konya and hold Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi in great reverence. He said the spiritual message of Maulana Rumi had served to unite humanity from all religions and all walks of life. 
He said the national poet of Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal was the spiritual disciple of Maulana Rumi. Iqbal’s philosophy has been inspired by Rumi’s message of love and self-individuation.
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