Saudis set to help in big way Monday, August 09, 2010 By Mazhar Tufail The Internat

Monday, August 09, 2010
By Mazhar Tufail

ISLAMABAD: Like in the past disasters, particularly the massive earthquake of October 8, 2005, Saudi Arabia has emerged as the biggest supporter of Pakistan in the wake of the devastating floods in the country.

“Although aid is pouring in from around the world in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia is the biggest supporter of the country in this hour of trial,” a diplomatic source told The News here on Sunday.

The source said that Saudi Ambassador Abdul Aziz Saleh bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer has told the Pakistani officials that the Royal Saudi Air Force had dedicated planes for transportation of assistance to Pakistan after King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz ordered to establish an air-bridge between the two for uninterrupted supply of goods of immediate need for the flood-affected people in various parts of Pakistan.

“The Saudi authorities have already handed over 150 tonnes of high-quality dates for the needy people to cater to their urgent needs. The dates will also be used by them while fasting during upcoming month of Ramazan,” he said.

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