Saudi Campaign distributes 7,000 food baskets in Pakistan

September 24, 2010

The Campaign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Provide Relief for the Pakistani People distributed 7,000 food baskets yesterday to families affected by flooding in Charsadda in northwest Pakistan. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdulaziz Al-Ghadeer, Pakistani Minister for Law and Regional Parliamentary Affairs Arshad Abdullah, and a number of local Pakistani officials participated in the distribution process. In a statement, Ambassador Al-Ghadeer said that the Kingdom’s Embassy in Pakistan cancelled its celebrations of Saudi National Day as a sign of solidarity with the flood victims. For his part, Minister Abdullah expressed the thanks of the government and people of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia for its continued humanitarian support.

Meanwhile, a Saudi Arabian Airlines cargo airplane arrived at Karachi International Airport today carrying the fourth batch of humanitarian relief gifted by Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The plane was carrying 85 tons of supplies, including 55 tons of luxury dates and 30 tons of flour.