UAE Donated Fund To Pakistan Under Assistance Program
UAE Donated Fund To Pakistan Under Assistance Program: Pakistan and the UAE share the same principles of tolerance and inclusiveness as being the main guarantees for peace and stability in the region.
Recently, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan have signed a US$200 million cooperation agreement to implement Phase III of the UAE Pakistan Assistance Program (UAE -PAP).
The move was ordered by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to provide humanitarian aid to Pakistan.
Who Signed The Agreement
The agreement was signed in Islamabad by Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, PAP director, and Commandant MCE Major General Anwar Ul Haq Chaudhry of the Pakistani Army, in the presence of Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa and UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obeid Al Zaabi.
- The funds will provide humanitarian assistance and support the country’s development for a better future.
- The funds will be invested in provinces including Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- It will also include 40 projects covering roads, health, education, water and agriculture.
At the end of the signing ceremony, the UAE representatives presented a memorial plaque to the Chief of Pakistan Army, marking the 51st anniversary of the drive of humanitarian aid for Pakistan initiated by late Sheikh Zayed in 1967.
During past 4 decades, the UAE has spent billions of rupees on supporting anti-polio vaccination drives in Pakistan, along with other humanitarian operations.
Al Za’abi affirmed that the launch of the third phase of the UAE’s development and humanitarian projects in Pakistan underscores the commitment of the UAE to stand constantly by the people of Pakistan, affirming that the PAP is a pioneering model and a concrete guide to success of the humanitarian development effort of the UAE leadership.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed has played a prominent role in polio eradication in Pakistan through his generous donations to provide polio vaccinations to Pakistani children in remote and hard-to-reach areas.
One more reflection of the historical and distinctive relations between the two countries is the large Pakistani community living in the UAE, who have significantly contributed to the country’s development drive and journey of success.
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