ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Embassy in Islamabad has launched its annual campaign to distribute food packages in Pakistan in collaboration with the government’s social welfare body, the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The project kicked off on April 30, 2019 and aims to benefit 91,250 people all over Pakistan during Ramadan, which is expected to start on May 7.
“18250 food packets, whose total cost is $1 million, would be distributed in different districts across the country,” Saudi Embassy said in a Twitter post on April 30.
Aon Abbas, the managing director of Bait-ul-Maal, said in a message after the launch that deserving families who would receive food were selected in a transparent process.
The Saudi government also distributes tons of dates in Pakistan every Ramadan.