ISLAMABAD: Saudi Finance Minister Dr Ibrahim Al-Assaf called Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Monday and told him that the Saudi Finance Ministry was going to send $100 million immediately on the directives of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz for the welfare of the people of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf expressed his deep gratitude on the kind gesture of King Abdullah bi Abdul Aziz.Earlier, Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Tabouk, telephoned Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and conveyed his greetings to him on the advent of the holy month of Ramazan. The prime minister reciprocated the sentiments of Prince Fahd.
The prince said that the prime minister’s meeting with King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was extremely cordial and useful. He said that the King considered Pakistan as his second home. He told the PM that he (Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz) would visit Pakistan by the end of this year. The prince asked the prime minister to convey his best regards to the President of Pakistan.
Talking to Prince Fahd, the PM said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed excellent relations which were rooted in common faith, traditions and values. He said that Pakistan held the royal family in the highest esteem. He said that his recent visit to Saudi Arabia was a great success and was deeply impressed by the vision and insight of King Abdullah.He said it would be his utmost endeavour to take the bilateral relations to new heights during his premiership.