Fifth Saudi relief convoy heads to Pakistan

October 22, 2010

Following the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdulaziz Al-Ghadeer launched the fifth convoy of Saudi relief supplies from Islamabad to flood-affected areas of Pakistan. According to Dr. Khalid Al-Othomani, Regional Director of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Pakistani People, the convoy consists of 250 trucks carrying 2,500 tons of humanitarian aid, including baskets of food and 5,000 water-proof tents that will be distributed to 53,000 families in 19 flooded regions.

In a statement, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Federal Minister for Pakistani Expatriates Affairs, thanked the Kingdom for its generosity. “We find our Saudi brothers always stand side by side with us whenever the Pakistani people suffer any distress or difficult circumstances,” he said, adding, “They feel the pain we are suffering and provide assistance to the Pakistani people as if they provided it to their own people.”