‘Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tent City’ inaugurated for flood affectees


The Consul General of Türkiye in Karachi Cemal Sangu has said the Turkish government and the people would provide all possible help to the flood victims of Pakistan and in that regard, 14 cargo planes and 13 goods trains had arrived in Pakistan with relief items.

He, while inaugurating the ‘Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tent City’ near Pakistan Air Force Base, Bolhari in Jamshoro district on Sunday. Turkish Consul General along with Air Officer Commanding Pakistan Air Force Southern Command Air Vice Marshal Zaeem Afzal, Bank Islami CEO Syed Amir Ali, and representatives of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkiye (AFAD) formally inaugurated the tent city where 130 tents were established for flood-affected people of Sindh.

The humanitarian aid items consisting of 50,000 tents, 500,000 food packages and cleaning/ hygiene materials are planning to be dispatched to the region under the coordination of AFAD Presidency, Consul General said, adding that 250,000 parcels consisting of food and cleaning material had so far been arrived in Pakistan through Air Bridge and Goodness Train Expeditions.

Cemal Sangu said 14 planes and 13 goodness trains had been reached in Pakistan while 15th plane carrying malaria pills, tetanus vaccinations and other medical supplies would reach here on Monday [October 03. Turkish Consul General said with the help of Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Pak Army, National Disaster Risk Management Authority (NDMA) and federal and provincial governments, Turkiye would extend all-out aid and assistance to the Pakistani brethren who were facing unprecedented floods and hundreds of people had lost their lives.

He said not only Turkish government but people, including children, women and showbiz stars were extending donations for Pakistani flood victims as “our hearts beat together”.

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