KSrelief handovers 80 tons dates to WFP for distribution among needy people of Pakistan

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Islamabad: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in Pakistan handed over 80 tons of dates to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan , as part of the Kingdom’s annual “Gift of Dates” programme. The delivery ceremony was held at the Royal Embassy of kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad on Monday.

The signing ceremony of dates was attended by Mr. Habiballah Al-Bukhari,  Chargé d’ Affaires of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad, Mr. Finbarr Curran, Country Director of WFP in Pakistan, Mr. Mohammed bin Saad Al-Haqbani , the representative of the Saudi Ministry of Finance, Mr. Naif  bin Hussain Tammi head Media section of embassy,  Ali bin Mohammad Hosswai, Saudi cultural attaché, Dr. Abdoho Attain, director Muslim World League (Rabita al-Alam Al-Islami), Director of the office of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Pakistan. While  Mr. Raid bin Abdullah Al-Gamdi conduct  the ceremony.

Mr. Finbarr Curran, Representative and Country Director of World Food Programme  in Pakistan on the occasion stated that donations of dates and other previous collaborations between the World Food Programme (WFP)  and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Pakistan reflect the close bond between the peoples of the Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, he said that the dates will be distributed among the needy people of Pakistan living in villages and rural areas across the country.

Mr. Habiballah Al-Bukhari , Chargé d’ Affaires of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia on the occasion reiterated  the Kingdom’s continuous support to the needy people of Pakistan. He thanked the Khadim al-Haramayn al-Sharifayn King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for their generosity to people of Pakistan. Mr. Habiballah Al-Bukhari  also praised the projects and humanitarian programs of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Pakistan.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been a regional leader in humanitarian affairs and has demonstrated a profound commitment to supporting 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 benefited from development assistance provided by the Kingdom in the form of humanitarian, development and grant assistance.

The “Kingdom’s Gift of Dates” program is just one of the initiatives the Kingdom’s leadership has implemented through KSrelief to provide impartial, comprehensive humanitarian support to alleviate the suffering of all in need. This annual tradition comes as a confirmation of the fraternal bonds between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia which we pray to Allah Almighty for progress and prosperity and to perpetuate security and safety on all Muslim countries.

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