Turkey to donate $5 million to flood-hit Pakistan

Erdogan offered condolences to Pakistani Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani after his country was hit by a flood disaster.

Turkey to donate $5 million to flood-hit Pakistan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Pakistani Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani after his country was hit by a flood disaster.

Erdogan called Gilani on the phone on Wednesday, and told him that Turkey would donate five million USD to Pakistan, stated Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

The ministry noted that Turkey also sent humanitarian aid to Pakistan where infrastructure was seriously damaged due to flood disaster.

Turkey envisages to construct a permanent building in Pakistan too, added the ministry.

Turkish Red Crescent sent 35 tons of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan which includes 1,150 packages of food items, 420 kitchen sets, 1,000 blankets, 1,300 sleeping bags, and 2,400 sponge beds.

More than 1,400 Pakistanis were killed, and over 3.2 million people were negatively affected by the floods.


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