King orders Pakistan flood relief fundraiser



P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS: Aug 16, 2010

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia launched a nationwide fundraising campaign on Monday for Pakistan’s flood victims, on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif said.

King Abdullah inaugurated the campaign by giving SR20 million while Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, donated SR10 million and Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif SR5 million to the fund.

“We have instructed all regional governors to set up subsidiary committees to collect donations and encourage businessmen and other citizens to participate actively in the campaign, which is named after King Abdullah,” Prince Naif told the Saudi Press Agency.

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