- August 26, 2010




  In view to the unprecedented natural disaster of floods and heavy rains that constituted the worst human catastrophe Pakistan has suffered in its modern era. 20 million people were dislocated, very fast areas of agricultural land ware devised. Roads, bridges, houses, and schools were destroyed. In general, infrastructures have been damage completely including electricity, telecommunications and tap water systems.


  As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia habit in such circumstances and in the frame work of providing support to Pakistan the following assistances were provided:


  1- the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques upon receiving such news promptly instructed the concerned parties to send emergency relief assistances to the brotherly people of Pakistan. Consequently, air fleet was established between the Kingdom and Pakistan consisting of 22 airplanes carrying foodstuffs, blankets, electricity generators, tents, drinkable water, medical equipments and a team of doctors and nurses in order to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly people of Pakistan.


  2- the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques gave his orders to establish a grassroots campaign in support to the Pakistani people. The Saudi people from different aspect of life together with the Saudi companies and foreign labors took an initiative and provided financial support to the Pakistani people in the amount of more than 106 million dollars. In addition to some assistance in kind total amount of more than 70 million dollars.


  3- in coordination with UN organizations working in Pakistan, the Kingdom instructed to pay as quickly as possible the amount of 100 million dollars, which is the cost of emergency humanitarian assistance, the Kingdom had already allocated in support of those who are suffering from natural disasters in Pakistan.


  4- the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques instructed to send quickly two field hospitals to Pakistan in the capacity of 200 beds for each hospital equipped with operation rooms, laboratories, pharmacies, intensive care units and X-ray systems. The two field hospitals are also equipped with complete medical equipments to serve our brotherly Pakistan. Saudi Arabian specialized doctors will accompany the two hospitals.


  5- the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has instructed to send Saudi Arabian rescue team to the brotherly Islamic republic of Pakistan to participate in rescuing trapped ones and provide support to those who are suffering from floods and heavy rains in some areas in Pakistan. This rescue team is specialized in water rescue operations. Instructions has been given to prepare all the equipments and instruments to support them in their works including rescue ambulances, heavy equipments, electricity generators, water declination units, boats and other rescue needs.


  Finally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as its habit will exert all possible efforts in supporting its sister Pakistan to overpass this difficult situation. What the Kingdom has provided and will provide to its sister Pakistan and all other countries suffering from natural disasters confirm and visualize the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques’ vision that all of us are brothers in humanity.