ISLAMABAD: On behalf of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance inaugurated the ‘Iftar program’ for the fasting people here at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad.
It also launched the distribution of the Holy Quran and dates under the supervision of Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Religious Attaché Abdul Majeed Mashaan Al-Otaibi and Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor.
Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki said the Saudi Embassy considers it an honor to inaugurate these programs in Pakistan, which are led by Minister for Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Dr Abdul Latif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh through its attached departments.
He said the Iftar program, distribution of the Holy Quran and dates were part of the projects that are initiated in the holy month of Ramadan not only in Pakistan but also in many other countries as per royal direction of the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
He said the objective of this program was to take care of poor, indigent families, widows and orphans, provide them opportunities of happiness and fulfill their needs and alleviate their sufferings by providing essential food items.
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Similarly, the ambassador expressed his gratitude and pride for this great work under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. “It embodies the human feeling of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and it is based on this lofty message which is carried by Saudi Arabia everywhere in the Islamic societies across the world,” he added.
Federal Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor thanked the Saudi king and the crown prince on behalf of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the government, and the people for their continued support to the needy in Pakistan. He appreciated efforts of Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs as well as the professional selection of its beneficiaries for the execution of this annual program every year to benefit a large number of deserving people.