Muslim World league provides timely relief to Pakistan flood victims

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Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Pakistan visited the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to review the situation, after heavy rains and floods devastated the area on July 20. (Photo Courtesy: Saudi Embassy)
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Pakistan’s military officers and local authorities brief Saudi ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki on the damage caused by heavy rains and floods on July 20. (Photo Courtesy: Saudi Embassy)
Updated 08 August 2019

Muslim World league provides timely relief to Pakistan flood victims

  • Aid from Muslim World League is an extension of humanitarian role played by Kingdom, Saudi envoy says
  • Move follows Al-Malki’s visit to Neelum Valley in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in July this year

ISLAMABAD: As part of efforts to facilitate flood victims in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, The World Relief, Care and Development group – an extension of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) – launched an emergency program this week, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.
During the launch ceremony of the program held on Monday, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki said, “This program is an extension of the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in assisting needy countries and people, including Pakistan,” according to SPA.
On July 20, Al-Malki visited Pakistan’s Neelum valley after devastating floods killed more than 30 people in the northernmost region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
He was accompanied by a team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) that reviewed the urgent requirements on-ground for the area.
At least 109 people were killed and 86 others injured in separate rain-related accidents across Pakistan in July this year, the country’s National Disaster Management Authority said in its advisory released on August 2.


Lowest spike in weeks: Pakistan records 1,979 new coronavirus cases in a day

Updated 14 July 2020

Lowest spike in weeks: Pakistan records 1,979 new coronavirus cases in a day

  • As of Tuesday, Pakistan has recorded 253,604 total infections and 5,197 deaths
  • Pakistan has also seen an uptick in recoveries, with 170,656 cases recorded thus far

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday recorded 1,979 new cases of the coronavirus, following 21,020 countrywide tests in the last 24 hours, marking the lowest number of new infections in weeks.
According to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 portal, as of Tuesday, the national caseload stood at 253,604 while 5,197 people had died from the disease.
Pakistan has also seen an uptick in recoveries, with 170,656 cases recorded thus far.
The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the highest forum that looks after coronavirus mitigation efforts, said on Monday it would follow the same safety rules for the upcoming Eidul Azha prayers as had been devised for Eid ul Fitr prayers in May. 
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said proper management of cattle markets was important to prevent the spread of coronavirus during Eid ul Azha and the days leading up to it
These cattle markets will be set up outside cities, he said, and the local administration had been asked to ensure compliance with all guidelines, including that cattle markets run from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, all people entering them wear masks and be screened, maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding.