Saudi Arabia signs two agreements to construct houses in Pakistan
May 16, 2012
The Regional Director of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of Pakistani People, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Othmani, signed at the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad yesterday two agreements with local firms to construct houses for flood victims in Pakistan. The signing ceremony was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Ghadir, Pakistani Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Farouq Sattar, and a number of other officials. The two agreements specify the construction of 180 houses, representing the first phase of the Campaign’s project to construct 5,000 houses, in addition to constructing schools, mosques and health centers, supporting orphanages, providing drinking water and drilling artesian wells. The cost of these projects is more than $65 million and will be funded by donations made by the Saudi people during a fundraising campaign for Pakistan.