MAKKAH - Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif performed Umrah on Friday and offered special prayers for sovereignty, stability and prosperity of Pakistan and unity of the Muslim Ummah.

Nawaz Sharif who arrived in Saudi Arabia on a two-day private visit the other day, to inquire after the health of ailing custodian of two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz offered "Jumma" prayers at Haram Sharif.

He offered Nawafil at Haram Sharif before the Jumma prayers.

Despite strict security measures, a large number of Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia approached PM to have his glimpse and expressed rejoice.

The Prime Minister waving his hands responded to their affection.  The expatriates shared their profound grief over loss of precious lives in the terrorists attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar. They also lauded the resolve and commitment of Pakistani government to eradicate menace of terrorism and decision of formation of military courts to try hardcore terrorists.

Nawaz Sharif later left for Madina Munawarah to visit "Roza-e-Rasool" to pay respect to the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).Upon arrival in Madina, he was extended warm welcome by the Governor and high Saudi Arabian officials.