King Abdullah buried in Riyadh
23 January, 2015
Riyadh: King Abdullah buried today 23,January,2015 in Riyadh. He died today in Riyadh due to Pneumonia. He was 91 year old. His funeral prayers were offered at the Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz mosque in Riyadh.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif also flew for the occassion. World leaders and important personlities attended King Abdullah funeral.
The premier and President Mamnoon Hussain had expressed heartfelt condolences over the demise of the Saudi king and had termed it a big loss for the Ummah.
In a condolence message, PM Nawaz expressed grief and sorrow over the King's demise, saying that being the custodian of the Holy Mosques he had a special place in the heart of every Pakistani.
Extending condolences to the Saudi royal family as well as the people of the Kingdom he said the whole Pakistani nation is with their Saudi brethren in this hour of grief.
President Mamnoon also lauded the services of the late king for the betterment of the kingdom and the ummah as well.
He was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam. Salman, 79, had been defence minister and previously governor of the capital Riyadh. Another of the late monarch's half-brothers, Moqren, was named the new crown prince.
Earlier this month, PM Nawaz had visited the Saudi King and enquired after his health. The premier had also met Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and discussed with him ways of enhancing bilateral relations in various fields.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a day of mourning over the death of Saudi King Abdullah.