Over $82,000 raised for Pakistan flood victims in Turkiye

Turkiye National Democracy and Unity Day

More than 1.5 million Turkish liras (over $82,400) was pledged Thursday to Pakistan flood victims during a virtual fundraiser by the country’s diplomatic mission in Ankara.

The embassy held the event to collect donations for Pakistan where more than 33 million are affected by unprecedented floods.

Muhammad Syrus Sajad Qazi, Pakistan’s top diplomat in Turkiye, said the fundraiser was held at a “critical juncture” as millions of Pakistanis were “facing grave danger on account of some of worst floods.” He said that floods from rains killed 1,355 people and one million livestock, damaged 1.7 million houses and affected two million acres of arable land.

He thanked Turkiye for support during the difficult times and was emotional as he showed gifts and donations sent to the embassy by Turks, including children who gave their own money.

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