Pakistan stands by Turkish, Syrian peoples in their hour of crisis


Pakistan Observer organizes funeral prayers in absentia for martyrs of earthquake in Türkiye, Syria

Zubair Qureshi

After the Jumma prayers at Faisal Majid, Islamabad, “funeral in absentia” was offered for the martyrs and the departed souls of earthquake in the Republic of Türkiye and Republic of Syria.

Pakistan Observer along with Islamabad District Administration, International Islamic University students, Ulema, members of civil society and diplomatic community had organized the event.

Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye, Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Syria, Dr. Ramez Alraee, diplomats of the Arab and the Islamic countries, Executive Editor of Pakistan Observer, GauharZahid Malik, President IIU, Deputy Commissioner ICT Irfan Nawaz Memon, members of the senior management of the newspaper, civil society, media and a large number of the faithful attended the prayers.

They expressed overwhelming support and sympathy for their Turkish and Syrian brothers and sisters in the aftermath of Monday’s deadly earthquake that has jolted these countries causing thousands of deaths and even a larger number of injuries.

The faithful participated in large number in the funeral prayers and Collective Dua for the blessings of the departed souls and for the early recovery of the wounded.

The prayer leader urged the Muslims of the world in general and Pakistan in particular to generously contribute to the PM’s Relief Fund for their Turkish and Syrian brothers and sisters.

Later, talking to media the Turkish ambassador expressed his gratitude to the people and the government of Pakistan for showing support and unity with the people of Türkiye in this difficult hour.

“The Pakistani government has already dispatched team of medics, rescuers along with equipment for relief operation in the quake-hit areas and we are thankful for that,” he said.