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.


Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation

Updated 23 September 2020

Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation

  • Several initiatives have been launched that have helped boost the country’s international ranking in human rights reports

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, called on Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the EU in the fields of human rights. 

Praising the depth of bilateral relations, they discussed ways to boost ties. 

Al-Awwad highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts, under the leadership of the king and crown prince, in supporting human rights. He pointed to developments in the Kingdom and pioneering steps toward achieving sustainable development on making human beings the focus of development in accordance with Vision 2030, which aims to achieve the overall development of a better future for the country.

Several initiatives have been launched that have helped boost the country’s international ranking in human rights reports, including one on human trafficking published by the US State Department.

In addition, a World Bank report titled “Women, Business and the Law 2020” ranked the Kingdom first out of 190 countries in terms of progress and reforms in the field of the empowerment of women and the preservation
of their rights.