Saudi Arabia to stand by Pakistani people in hour of grief, says envoy

PakistanSaudiArabia-1415482218-868-640x480news54sf54fs54sf54ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdulah M. Al-Zahrani has reiterated his country’s strong resolve to stand by the Pakistani people in hour of their grief and sorrow.Speaking at project completion and new projects launching ceremony for Pakistani people effected by natural disaster and Afghan refugees here Tuesday, he said ” the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Saudi people will always stand by their brothers in Pakistan and take this friendship to new heights.”

Stating that Saudi Arabia has been a leading donor, it instantly responds humanitarian disasters and natural calamities worldwide without any religious or ethnic discrimination, in addition to providing economic and financial support to the developing countries.

Saudi Arabia, he said is the largest donor in the world in term of ratio to it GDP and scope of its donations. The ratio of Saudi global donations constitutes 1.9% of its GDP against the United Nation’s target for 0.7% of the GDP. More than 80 countries in the World benefited from its humanitarian aid.

“Our relation with Pakistan are distinct and it is an honor for us to be in a position to extend our hand of friendship and support to our Muslims brother in Pakistan in their hard times,” the Saudi Ambassador added.