Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah, the president of the National Conference, departed for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to undertake ‘Umrah’, which is a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, the two sacred cities of the Muslim faith.
A party representative confirmed that the 85-year-old Member of Parliament from Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency was joined by Aijaz Jan, a colleague from the same party.
Omar Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah’s son and the NC’s vice president, wrote a message on Facebook wishing his father and Jan a safe journey and praying that Allah accepts their supplications and strengthens their faith. “Jenab Dr. Farooq Abdullah Sahib leaving for the Haramain Sharifain to perform Umrah. @ajazjan7 is accompanying him on the holy pilgrimage.May Almighty Allah accept their supplications, and strengthen their faith,” Abdullah wrote.