Mission Essar’ fund launched for Turkiye, Syria victims

Zubair Qureshi

In order to assist earthquakes-affected people in practical terms in south-eastern Türkiye and north-western Syria, the Association of Private Sector Universities of Pakistan (APSUP) and the Pakistan Association of Private Medical & Dental Institutions (PAMI) have collectively launched Mission Essar Earthquake Fund.

The relief fund would help ease the suffering of countless individuals and families who have lost their loved ones, their homes, and their livelihoods. Millions remain in dire need of food, shelter, medical care, and, above all, an arm around their shoulders.

According to a press release, both the organisations have a tradition of standing with the brothers and sisters in need, be it in Pakistan or in any brotherly Muslim country anywhere in the world with PKR 477.6 million contributed to such noble causes so far.

Superior University has already contributed 5 million rupees to APSUP & PAMI’s Mission Essar Earthquake Relief Fund for Türkiye and Syria. The confirmed death toll from the deadliest quake in the region during two decades stood at more than 24,000 across southern Turkiye and northwest Syria. Chairman APSUP and President PAMI, Prof. Dr. Chaudhry Abdul Rehman urged all the partner institutions of APSUP and PAMI as well as the Pakistani nation to come together in this hour of need and extend a helping hand to support the suffering humanity in the affected areas. He said that no matter how small or large, every contribution can make a difference in the lives of those affected by this catastrophic natural calamity and your generosity can help provide critical support and resources to those in need.

He appealed for working together, contributing generously, and leting our Turkish and Syrian brothers and sisters know that they are not alone and that there is still kindness and compassion in this world.