ISLAMABAD: The Saudi and UAE embassies in Islamabad are distributing Ramadan food packages, dates and Iftar meals in Pakistan to assist the country’s underprivileged families.
Under the King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) program, in an annual Ramadan tradition, Saudi envoy Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki gifted 150 tons of dates to the Pakistan government last week as part of the Kingdom’s projects to help friendly countries and distribute aid to poor families in different parts of the world.
Dates are traditionally used by Muslims to break their fasts in the month of Ramadan.
KSRelief also delivered 80 tons of dates to the United Nations World Food Program for distribution in Pakistan.
In May, the UAE embassy launched its charity and humanitarian campaign for Ramadan in Pakistan with the support of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation — to celebrate 2019 as its ‘Year of Tolerance.’
The main distribution program kicked off in Islamabad earlier this month, with more than 2,000 people from Islamabad and its twin city Rawalpindi receiving food packages, each containing a full month’s rations.
In a Twitter post on Saturday evening, the UAE embassy said it would supervise “distribution of 1,000 complete food packages among needy families in Islamabad.”
These projects “reinforce the UAE and its wise leadership’s global humanitarian mission, to become one of the most important donor countries for humanitarian, charitable and development assistance,” the UAE embassy said in another Twitter post.