Turkish PM's wife heads to Pakistan to deliver aid fund

Turkish prime minister's spouse Wednesday travelled to flood-stricken Pakistan to hand over funds collected in Turkey as well as medical equipment.

Turkish PM's wife heads to Pakistan to deliver aid fund

Turkish prime minister's spouse Wednesday travelled to flood-stricken Pakistan to hand over funds collected in Turkey as well as medical equipment.

Emine Erdogan is accompanied by her daughter Sumeyye, State Minister & Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis, and his wife Beyhan Bagis, State Minister Selma Aliye Kavaf, AK Party MPs Aysenur Bahcekapili and Fuat Bol, singer Muazzez Ersoy as well as a 60-people delegation including artists, business women and journalists.

Emine Erdogan will deliver to Pakistani officials funds raised in a fast breaking dinner in Istanbul, organized by an association of Turkish businesswomen and medicine worth of one million TL.

Erdogan will visit Turkish Red Crescent's camp in Pir Sabak on September 2, and later meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and their spouses in Islamabad.

Emine Erdogan will fly to Sukkur city, affected by floods, by helicopter on September 3 and visit a field hospital Turkish Health Ministry has set up in Khairpur.

Erdogan is expected to return to Turkey after completing her talks in Pakistan.

Pakistan's worst-ever floods killed at least 1,600 people and displaced more than 20 million.

As many as 17 million acres of farm land have been submerged and billions of dollars of crops destroyed, Pakistani authorities announced earlier.

So far, Turkey has sent and $10 million financial aid and 244 tons of relief support that included vaccines, medicine, medical stuff to Pakistan.

Turkey has sent as well a 42-member medical team, two fully equipped mobile hospitals, an ambulance, and a 4x4 truck for medical rescue efforts.

Turkey's Red Crescent Society was also poised to build in to Nowshare five hundred Mevlana houses -- larger tents which provide long-term protection for victims.


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zainab shariff
zainab shariff - 10 yıl Before

Alhamdulillah, do your best.
ALLAH SWT will reward you and your people JANNAH...
as long as anything we do/done only because of HIM..
I'm so pleased ..that we still have people/ihsan like most Turkish exspecially your PM in this world