Saudi Arabia launches Ramadan aid projects in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, represented by the religious attache in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, inaugurated on Wednesday King Salman’s fast-breaking and date distribution programs, and the gift of the Qur’an from King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in Madinah.

The programs were launched in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, acting Religious Attache in Pakistan Mutaib bin Mohammed Al-Jadaei, and other Saudi and Pakistani officials.

The programs aim to distribute 1,750 integrated Ramadan baskets to benefit 14,000 needy people, 12 tons of quality dates, and 24,000 copies of the Holy Qur’an and interpretations its teachings in Urdu, Sindhi and other languages.

Al-Malki said that these programs, which King Salman directed to be implemented during Ramadan in countries worldwide, have been welcomed by Pakistan.

Al-Jadaei said the food baskets will be distributed to the neediest groups in coordination with official institutions and associations in Pakistan, noting that the mission will distribute them according to health protocols.

This year, Saudi Arabia launched iftar programs in 34 countries.

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