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King Abdullah Orders SR 500 Million Assistance to Pakistan - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat-The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has issued his directives to extend SR 500 million to Pakistan, said a statement released here by the Royal Court on Friday.

The amount will be used in reconstruction of some infrastructure installations notably schools, hospitals and roads in the country.

The Monarch ordered the Minister of Finance to enable the Saudi Development Fund to carry out the Royal Order immediately in coordination with the concerned authorities in Pakistan.

Earlier King Abdullah ordered airlift operations for carrying relief materials to Pakistan which was hit by an earth quake last week.

He also ordered last Monday organization of a donations campaign in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the assistance of victims of the earthquake.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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