2006 News Story

Saudi trucks with relief aid for quake victims turned over to Pakistan

Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Ali Asseri has turned over an additional 30 trucks filled with relief aid to Pakistani officials for distribution to the areas affected by the October 8, 2005 earthquake. So far, more than 100 Saudi relief trucks have reached the quake-affected areas.

The aid includes 1,000 tents, 12,000 blankets, 8,000 quilts, 5,000 sleeping bags, 500 cartons of dates and 1,000 bags of flour. Asseri said that the people and government of Saudi Arabia would continue supporting victims of the quake until reconstruction is complete.