Muslim World League inaugurates project to distribute meat in Pakistan

Muslim World League inaugurates project to distribute meat in Pakistan. (SPA)
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Updated 02 August 2020

Muslim World League inaugurates project to distribute meat in Pakistan

  • The project was part of the Muslim World League’s humanitarian efforts provided each year in several countries

The Muslim World League (MWL) inaugurated a project in Pakistan on Eid Al-Adha aimed at slaughtering animals and distributing their meat to the poor and those in need, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
A ceremony to mark the launch was held at the MWL’s regional office in Islamabad in the presence of Punjab minister of literacy and nonformal basic education, Raja Rashid Hafeez, the deputy head of mission at Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Pakistan, Mohammed bin Khalaf Al-Enzy, and Pakistani officials.
Saad bin Massoud Al-Harthi, the MWL’s regional director in Pakistan, said the project was part of the organization’s humanitarian efforts provided each year in several countries in cooperation with local authorities.
Speaking on behalf of the government and the Pakistani people, Hafeez extended his thanks to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the support provided for the needy in Pakistan.
He also praised the humanitarian efforts of the MWL and for caring for needy Pakistanis.


Third Saudi aid plane arrives in Beirut

KSRelief aircraft contains medical supplies, ventilators and other relief goods for blast victims. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 09 August 2020

Third Saudi aid plane arrives in Beirut

  • KSRelief teams are also active in treating blast victims

RIYADH: A third King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) plane loaded with aid arrived in Beirut on Saturday as part of a relief air bridge that was set up to help the people in wake of the Beirut blasts.

The air bridge was established on the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Lebanon.
KSRelief Adviser Dr. Ali bin Hamed Al-Ghamdi said the third plane is loaded with ventilators, hospital and medical equipment, as well as various medicines and disinfectants. It also contains food, tents, mattresses, blankets and cooking supplies.
So far, 200 tons of aid from the Kingdom have been flown to Lebanon with specialized teams to follow up and supervise the distribution operations.
KSRelief teams are also active in Lebanon in treating victims of the blast.
Earlier, two Saudi aircraft carrying more than 120 tons of medicines, equipment, and emergency supplies were dispatched to Beirut.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said in a statement that the assistance highlights the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in providing humanitarian assistance to all people in need around the world with complete impartiality.

The Saudi aid will help alleviate the sufferings of Lebanese people.

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Khair, Chief of the High Relief, Commission in Lebanon

The twin blasts devastated large areas of the Lebanese capital and destroyed vital infrastructure, including grain storage silos and port facilities.
Lebanon, already reeling from an economic and currency collapse, now faces the threat of food shortages and a major hit to exports and imports.
Countries around the world have rushed to help Lebanon in the wake of the port explosion on Aug. 4.
The secretary-general of the High Relief Commission in Lebanon, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Khair, thanked the Kingdom for the urgent humanitarian aid provided through KSRelief.
In a press statement, he praised the historical relations between the two countries, noting the Saudi aid will help alleviate the suffering of Lebanese people.
Residents in the Kingdom can also help Lebanon by making donations through KSRelief’s website.