Muslim World League opens ‘Iftar Saem’ program in Pakistan

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The program consists of 4,700 food baskets for the benefit of thousands of people across Pakistan. (SPA)
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The program consists of 4,700 food baskets for the benefit of thousands of people across Pakistan. (SPA)
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The program consists of 4,700 food baskets for the benefit of thousands of people across Pakistan. (SPA)
Updated 13 May 2019

Muslim World League opens ‘Iftar Saem’ program in Pakistan

  • The program consists of 4,700 food baskets for the benefit of thousands of people across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The regional office of the Muslim World League (MWL) in Islamabad has inaugurated the annual “Iftar Saem” program, which provides meals for fasting Muslims, in Pakistan and the Kashmir region.
The program was launched in the presence of Pakistan’s Minister of Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki. The program consists of 4,700 food baskets for the benefit of thousands of people across Pakistan, selected according to a field survey and prioritized based on need.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.