He arrived in Mecca on October 1 to a hero’s welcome. Kasrat Rai was received by Saudi government officials and a representative of the holy Kaaba’s imam in addition to members of Mecca’s Pakistani community and supporters from various Muslim countries.
Kharlzada Kasrat Rai told al Arabiya television that he had ventured on his Hajj trek as a mission of peace.
“I want peace in the entire world and I want the Islamic nations to unite like the European Union,” he said, adding that he also wanted to “condemn terrorism in all its manifestations.”
Kasrat Rai is an experienced walker.
In 2007, he walked 1,999 km across his home country in 85 days.
In 2009, he covered a distance of 327 km from Lahore to Islamabad in 14 days.