Appeal – Help Pakistan Flood Victims

ANKARA, August 6: The Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara conveys the appeal of the Government of Pakistan to the brotherly people of Turkey and Pakistani expatriates to donate in cash or kind to help affectees of the worst floods in Pakistan’s history. Over 1500 people have lost their lives, while another 4 million persons are directly affected by recent monsoon floods in Pakistan. They need food, water, shelter, medicines and your prayers.

Although the Pakistani government has already launched a full fledged rescue and relief operation in the affected areas, the scale and magnitude of the catastrophe requires help from international community.

Details of Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund that has been established in Turkey are:

US Dollar Account: 3457808/5010
Turkish Lira Account: 3457808/5011
T.C. Ziraat Bankasi A.┼×.
920 – Gaziosmanpa┼ča
Filistin Sok. No. 12, Ankara

Donations can also be directly sent to Pakistan to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Management Fund through US$ account number: 9901526, Branch code 0341 (swift code: NBPAKKA021) National Bank of Pakistan, Main Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Assistance is needed for food items, shelter, water purification tablets/plants, and healthcare. Specific details could be obtained from the website of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at www.ndma.gov.pk . Items of assistance may be sent directly to Chairnam, NDMA, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan International Airlines flies twice weekly from Istanbul to Islamabad on Tuesdays and Fridays. It will carry relief goods, properly packed, for air freight, free of cost.
It will be highly appreciated if the Embassy’s Focal Person is updated through e-mail/fax/phone on your initiatives of assistance. Focal person: Abdul Akbar, E-mail abdul.akber@gmail.com, Fax 0312-4270337, Tel 0312-04270243, 0530-5692828

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Pakistan appeals for donations to help the monsoon floods affectees


ANKARA, August 4: The Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara conveys the appeal of the Government of Pakistan to the brotherly people of Turkey and Pakistani expatriates to donate in cash or kind to help affectees of the worst floods in Pakistan’s history. Over 1500 people have lost their lives, while another 3 million persons are directly affected in northwest Pakistan.
Although the Pakistani government has already launched a full fledged rescue and relief operation in the affected areas, the scale and magnitude of the catastrophe requires help from international community.
Donations can be directly sent to Pakistan to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Management Fund through US$ account number: 9901526, Branch code 0341 (swift code: NBPAKKA021) National Bank of Pakistan, Main Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Assistance is needed for food items, shelter, water purification tablets/plants, and healthcare. Specific details could be obtained from the website of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at www.ndma.gov.pk. Items of assistance may be sent directly to Pakistan in the name of Director General, Emergency Relief Cell, Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.
It will be highly appreciated if the Embassy’s Focal Person is updated through e-mail/fax/phone on your initiatives of assistance. Focal person: Abdul Akbar, E-mail abdul.akber@gmail.com, Fax 0312-4270337, Tel 0312-04270243, 0530-5692828

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Pakistani Foreign Minister conveys Pakistan’s sentiments over UK PM remarks

Ankara, 2 August, 2010: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in a meeting with the British High Commissioner, H.E. Mr. Adam Thomson, in the Foreign Office at Islamabad today, conveyed the sentiments of the Government and the people of Pakistan at the remarks made by the British Prime Minister during his recent visit to India regarding Pakistan.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that terrorism was a global issue and had to be dealt with by all countries in a spirit of cooperation, rather than putting the entire onus on any one country. He said Pakistan was itself a victim of terrorism and its efforts against violent extremism could not be negated.
The British High Commissioner explained the context in which the remarks were made by the British Prime Minister adding that the UK was looking forward to further strengthening its strategic relations with Pakistan in the months and years ahead.
It was underlined that the upcoming meeting between the President of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Britain at Chequers would provide a useful opportunity to understand each other’s viewpoint on issues of mutual concern, as well as take the bilateral relationship forward.
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