ISLAMABAD: Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki launched the Pakistan leg of King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Centre’s (KSRelief) annual Ramadan Iftar program in Islamabad on Friday, which aims to distribute Iftar meals during the month of Ramadan.
The project kicked-off at an Iftar dinner hosted by Ambassador Al-Malki which was attended by Saudi diplomats, President of the Islamic International University (IIU) as well as residents from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The meal was followed by evening prayers at the mosque, which rests at the foothills of the Margalla hills and is named for Saudi King Faisal.
Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Al-Malki said, “Such gatherings provide opportunities for cultural exchange,” according to a statement released by the IIU.
Last week, the Saudi envoy inaugurated the Muslim World League’s “Iftar Saem” program in Pakistan, as part of an initiative to distribute food packages to fasting Muslims during the holy month.
Under the program, 4,700 food baskets will be distributed in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
According to the IIU statement, University President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said this year’s Iftar meals program by the custodian of the two Holy Mosques was a sign of his immense love for the Muslim world.