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Saudi Arabia launches its Ramazan programme in Pakistan

These gifts symbolise the bonds of brotherhood and goodwill between the people of Saudi Arabia

By Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
March 17, 2024
The flag of Saudi Arabia can be seen in this picture. — AFP/File
The flag of Saudi Arabia can be seen in this picture. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia, following its tradition, has launched its gift programme in Pakistan to distribute premium dates among people during the month of Ramazan.

According to the Saudi mission, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance of the Kingdom, through the religious attaché of the Saudi Embassy in Pakistan, initiated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Gift Programme to distribute premium dates in Pakistan.

The event took place at the Saudi Embassy in Diplomatic Enclave here Saturday in the presence of Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malkyi and the religious attaché in Pakistan, Yahya Sufiani, and other officials of the embassy.

Ambassador Nawaf Al-Maliki, while speaking to the guests on the occasion, reminded that the blessed launching comes as part of programmes directed by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to be held in the holy month of Ramazan in several countries, including Pakistan.

It is implemented under the direct follow-up of the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Dr Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh. “This programme distributes 10 tons of premium dates, amounting to 30,000 individual gifts,” Ambassador Al-Malkyi said.

“These gifts symbolise the bonds of brotherhood and goodwill between the people of Saudi Arabia, its government, and its wise leadership, and the people of Pakistan,” he added.

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malikyi has been engaged in several charity projects in various parts of the country and he has been personally supervising such avenues, including the assistance during the Holy month of Ramazan.