Turkey donates $5 mln to flood struck Pakistan

Turkey donated $5 million to flood struck Pakistan.

Turkey donates $5 mln to flood struck Pakistan

 

Turkey donated $5 million to flood struck Pakistan on Wednesday.

Turkey's Ambassador to Pakistan Babur Hizlan presented the $5 million cheque to Yousuf Raza Gilani, Premier of Pakistan, which is struggling with the worst flood in its history.

Hizlan said Turkey would continue to display solidarity with the people of Pakistan, adding that 3 cargo planes of humanitarian relief material would be on the way to Pakistan in a week.

Earlier Wednesday, Turkey's Red Crescent distributed 35 tones of humanitarian aid consisting of food packages, blankets, sleeping bags and beds to the victims of the disaster.

A second cargo plane is expected to depart from Turkey to Pakistan on Wednesday evening.

Over 1,000 people have died so far and 1.5 million people have been displaced in the country after the worst monsoon floods of the past 80 years.

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Last Mod: 11 Ağustos 2010, 18:18
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