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Turkish NGO distributes aid to needy in Pakistan

Turkish envoy to Pakistan, Pakistani officials attend ceremony in Rawalpindi

Aamir Latif   | 09.04.2020
Turkish NGO distributes aid to needy in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan

A Turkish non-governmental organization on Thursday distributed rations among needy people affected by a longstanding lockdown in the country.

Ration bags comprising flour, rice, sugar, oil, and other essential commodities were provided to the needy people in garrison city of Rawalpindi by IHH-NL at a ceremony held at the office of Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), said a statement.

Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Anwarul Haq, Chairman RDA Tariq Mehmood Murtaza and Secretary IHH-NL Ikhlaqur Rahman also attended the ceremony.

The Turkish ambassador, in his remarks, said Ankara would not leave Pakistanis alone at this trying time.

Noting that COVID-19 is worldwide pandemic that had griped the entire world, Yurdakul said the Turkish NGOs would continue to support the needy masses in Pakistan.

Pakistan and Turkey, he observed, were two brotherly countries with centuries old relationship.

"Turkish people have great love for Pakistani brethren. We will not leave you alone in this critical period of time", he went on to say.

Speaking on the occasion, the deputy commissioner thanked the Turkish ambassador for extending his support to help the deserving people in this critical situation.

He said that Turkey and Pakistan were working together for the welfare of the poor people in Pakistan.

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