PM thanks Turkish leadership for relief support to flood-hit people

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday thanked Turkish President Recep Tay-yip Erdogan and Turkish people for sending trains loaded with sup-plies to the flood-stricken people of Pakistan.

The prime minister, in a meeting with a Turkish delega-tion here, said the people of Pakistan greatly appre-ciated Turkiye’s solidarity with Pakistan during the challenging times.

The delegation comprised Ismail Hakki Turunc, Turkish Red Cres-cent Goodwill Ambassador and Turk-ish Ambassador to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci. The prime minister said be it the earthquake of 2005, super floods of 2010 and recent floods, Turkiye has always came forward to help the people of Pakistan.

He said 50 boats sent by Turkiye for rescue and relief operations had helped relocate hundreds of people stranded in inundated areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Ismail Hakki Turunc offered condolences over the loss of precious lives during the recent floods in the country.

He expressed his full support in rescue and relief operations for flood affected people across the coun-try and assured continuous sup-port in their rehabili-tation process.

The delegation also told the prime minister that they would visit flood affected areas to witness the extent of losses for the provision of need-based relief goods and services. The prime minister appreciated the gesture and thanked Turk-ish Red Crescent for showing its solidarity with the flood victims.—INP


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