The Saudi Public Assistance for Pakistan Earthquake Victims has released $2 million to provide flour to victims of the October 2005 earthquake that devastated Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. The aid will be distributed by the World Food Program.
In addition, the organization provided $700,000 to the READ Foundation schools in Pakistan. The donation will provide at least 22,000 children at 122 schools with bags, paper, uniforms and other essential school supplies.
The Saudi Public Assistance group has been in Pakistan since the October 2005 quake. To date, it has distributed more than 1,000 truckloads of relief goods to people in the North-West Frontier Province.
In related news, Saudi Arabia has provided 180 tons of dates to victims of Pakistan’s flood-ravaged Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. The dates were delivered to Pakistani authorities in Islamabad today on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.