ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, hosted an annual iftar dinner in Islamabad on Tuesday attended by top Pakistani officials and diplomats of various countries.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, and other government officials and diplomats were among those present at the event where guests discussed friendly ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
The countries have for decades enjoyed a strong friendship. Earlier this month, Al-Malki inaugurated the Muslim World League’s “Iftar Saem” program, part of an initiative to distribute food packages to fasting Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.
Under the program, 4,700 food baskets will be distributed across the country. Each year, the Saudi Embassy in Pakistan hands out Ramadan food packages and tons of dates to the needy in various regions and provinces of the country.