Acting Minister of Finance: Afghan Government to Hand over pledged money by Saudi Arabia to the families of martyred and injured in Mina Stampede Accident

Sat, Sep 07 2019 1:01 PM

H.E. Prof. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. the President, met Sayed Jalal Karim, Afghan Ambassador to Kingdom Saudi Arabia dated Sep 05, 2019.

In the meeting, the parties discussed the victims of Mina the incident along Jamarrat in Hajj and Saudi Arabia’s assistance to the martyred and injured in the event.

In the Mina accident that took place in 2015, a number of people have been martyred and injured and by the fall of the crane, including some Afghan pilgrims. His Excellency Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud, the Ministrant of the holy shrine had pledged one million Saudi riyals for the martyred, and 500000 Saudi riyals for the wounded concerning that 23 Cheques have been submitted to the Acting Minister of Finance by Afghan Ambassador to Kingdom Saudi Arabia.

The Acting Minister of Finance said that the amount would be given to the affected families as soon as possible including Martyred and Injured by Da Afghanistan Bank. 

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