Islamabad, Sep 2 (PTI) A Pakistani minister wants US President Barack Obama

 to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero in New York and become the "Amir-ul-Momineen"

 or Caliph of Muslims.

Minister of State for Industries Ayatullah Durrani, who belongs to the ruling

Pakistan People''s Party, said the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, expected to

be observed on September 11, would be a "golden opportunity" for Obama

 to offer Eid prayers and declare himself the leader of all Muslims.

"In this way, all the problems of the Muslim world would be solved,

" Durrani told The Nation newspaper.

Durrani, a former member of the Pakistan Ideological Council,

contended that the Muslim world is in "dire need" of a Caliph and

occupying this distinguished slot would provide Obama "exemplary

 titles" like "Mullah Barack Hussain Obama" or "Allama Obama".

He said: "The time is approaching fast. Barack Hussain Obama must

 act now. This is a golden opportunity, Muslims badly need it."
Obama''s elevation to the Islamic Caliphate would be the "key to success,

he claimed but did not offer any explanation for his remarks.