Islamabad: Khadim Al-Haramain Al-Sharifain King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud has donated 150 tons of high quality dates to Pakistan for distribution among the needy as a tradition every year. The gift will be distributed among needy people across the Pakistan. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed bin Al-Malkiy handed over the gift to Pakistani officials, in a ceremony hosted by Saudi embassy in Islamabad on Thursday. Joint Secretary Cabinet Division on the occasion thanked the kingdom of Saudi Arabia generous support for the people of Pakistan.
According to the press release of media section of the Saudi embassy Islamabad the dates were made available on the instructions of Khadim al-Haramayn al-Sharifayn King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The Saudi mission has reminded that everyone knows that Saudi Arabia is the pioneer in charity works viewing it as its religious and moral duty to support brotherly countries especially Pakistan.
The press release of the media section of Saudi embassy has said that the Kingdom has long been a regional leader in humanitarian affairs and has demonstrated a profound commitment to support those most in need around the world which forms almost 1.9% of Saudi Arabia’s gross national income (GNI) and more than 80 countries have benefitted from development assistance provided by Saudi Arabia.