Saudi King Abdullah vows to "help Pakistan"

Published: May 22, 2011

King Abdullah met JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at the Royal Palace in Riyadh. PHOTO: AFP

Saudi Arabia’s King Shah Abdullah has vowed not to leave any stone unturned to help Pakistan overcome the crises it is currently facing.

He made this statement on Sunday during a meeting with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at the Royal Palace in Riyadh.

Sources say the JUI chief discussed regional politics and issues of bilateral interest. Rehman also expressed his grief over the killing of a Saudi diplomat in Pakistan.

Shah Abdullah assured the JUI chief that Saudi Arabia has everlasting ties with Pakistan and will try its level best to help Pakistan in any way it can.

KSA reject WikiLeaks

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has rejected a WikiLeaks cable accusing it and the UAE of financing extremism in southern Punjab.

The Saudi Arabian Foreign ministry has termed the claims baseless allegations.

The cable has revealed that financial support estimated at nearly 100 million US dollars annually was making its way to certain religious organisations in southern Punjab.

WikiLeaks claims the money was being transfered from organisations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — with the direct support of those governments to fund extremism and terrorism.

In the cable, Principal Officer at the US Consulate in Lahore Bryan Hunt, refers to mosques and madrassahs run by Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith for receiving charity.

Reader Comments (23)

  • Mirza
    May 22, 2011 - 9:34PM

    Yes increase the number of madarsas and Wahabi/Salafi mullah in Pakistan. Never give any human rights to Pakistanis and their children living in Saudi Arabia, and act masters of Pakistan. If Pakistanis have any shame then they should control the influence of SA in the country. Pigmies like UAE, Kuwait, etc., have the nerves to treat Pakistanis as terrorists. We have become a joke for these countries who are the source of all religious terrorism. Recommend

  • talha
    May 22, 2011 - 10:04PM

    Please, we do not need your help.

    Your ‘help’ has destroyed our country and your hypocrital ways are known to the world.

    These people are so cunning.Recommend

  • Ben
    May 22, 2011 - 10:24PM

    They are already making huge investment in Pakistan in promotion of violent wahabi and salafi Islam. Pakistan is a dangerous place just because of Saudi help. Recommend

  • fahim
    May 22, 2011 - 10:32PM

    get lost.. after funding terrorism you saudis are planning more destruction in our country by funding religious extremists. Sitting on oil money, its easy to dictate your terms and your way of thinking all around. Why dont you allow then for us to get citizenship in your country? So long for brotherhood, that only serves your own interest. Recommend

  • May 22, 2011 - 10:42PM

    Saudi King+JUI-F chief? Please dont give us anymore of your “help”. The days of relying on despots and illegitimate rulers must come to an end. Recommend

  • Rehan
    May 22, 2011 - 11:06PM

    Just stay away and mind your own business. Pakistan has had enough of your so-called “help”!!Recommend

  • kangaroo Jack
    May 22, 2011 - 11:46PM

    I think they have already “helped” Pakistan enough. They should help by leaving Pakistan alone.Recommend

  • Saleem
    May 23, 2011 - 1:49AM

    King Abdallah, Please please, we do not need your help, the mess we are facing right now in our country is because of you and your cronies like Fazul Rehman (molana Diesel) please let us live in peace. We can do better without you.Recommend

  • faraz
    May 23, 2011 - 2:26AM

    Kindly should stop sending your petrodollars to Molana Diesel and his ilkRecommend

  • Noor Nabi
    May 23, 2011 - 3:27AM

    Getting help from Saudi Arabia is like getting injections filled with cancer cells. No, please do not help Pakistan. Keep your salafist agenda to yourselves. Recommend

  • Maulana Diesel
    May 23, 2011 - 4:17AM

    How about starting with $10 billion……show the americans that if they are going to withdraw aid then our brotherly country Saudi Arabia will step in. Recommend

  • san
    May 23, 2011 - 5:32AM

    Your Highness you don’t care. Your Highness, you spead cancer of Wahibism/Salafism in Pakistan. Your Highness, all you can do to stop funding your crazy oil money to Madasara’s. Look what you have spreaded cancer all over Pak/Afg and its killing innocent civillians everyday. Save you crazy oil money for your kids. We don’t need it. Stop funding our politicians, army and agencies against own people. Ban visa to all Pakistanies. We even don’t want your sympathy. We Pakisatni muslims are stupid for not supporting Israel. It would be wise to support Israel cause against Arab countries. Recommend

  • san
    May 23, 2011 - 5:36AM

    I want our government to erase Israel from green passport and rewrite “you can travel all around world except Arab countries”. Recommend

  • Conspirator
    May 23, 2011 - 8:16AM

    There is no way Abdullah said “not to leave any stone unturned to help Pakistan overcome the crises” with a straight face. I wonder if these people ever laugh at their own hypocrisy..Recommend

  • Khurram
    May 23, 2011 - 8:49AM

    Your Majesty kindly leave us alone, we be much better off without your assistance, look at what your earlier help has done to us.Recommend

  • Sovereign_Citizen
    May 23, 2011 - 10:15PM

    Let’s protest this time when this Mullah returns home. Ever since Bin laden is killed, Fazal ur Rehman seems upset and would cut short his europrian trip. Each time he is found in Saudi Arabia. Taliban’s spirtual leader is close ally to Mullah Omar and is a threat to Pakistan’s security.Recommend

  • John S.
    May 24, 2011 - 2:40AM

    The entire world would be better off if his majesty the custodian of the holy oil fields would stay away from Pakistan.Recommend

  • EBR
    May 24, 2011 - 6:03PM

    Saudi Arabia is the head of the snake. Recommend

  • May 25, 2011 - 8:02AM

    You are not pasting my comments about this meeting,it is proved that you are working for neferious design against Pakistan ,Islam and Saudi Arabia. you must be clear that Allah Almighty will save Islam and Pakistan Inshallah.Recommend

  • ayaz
    Jun 5, 2011 - 11:00PM

    @EBR: Stupid,Saudi Arab is the place where Harram Shareef is located. Maulana is the great leader of Islam and that is the reason of his grace and honor in Saudi ArabRecommend

  • saif
    Jun 11, 2011 - 12:16AM

    let seeeee…..
    god help u…..Recommend

  • Imran
    Jul 12, 2011 - 5:12PM

    pakistan, bear the Saudi Osama Bin Laden, why we not given special rights in saudi arabia? who will justify ?

    Recommend

  • Aristo
    Jul 12, 2011 - 5:21PM

    No, thanks a lot, are you Sauds not the US stooge in the middle-east, if not, how come the US military bases are spread all over the Saudi land since two long decades now. You will make us as much a slave as you are of the US.

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