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Pakistan earthquake: Turkey presented a cheque of US$100,000 for the help of the victims

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Islamabad, 02 January 2003 - The Ambassador of Turkey Mr. Hasan Kemal Gur called on Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri this afternoon in the Foreign Office and presented a cheque of US$ 100,000 for the help of the earthquake victims of in the Northern Areas of Gilgit and Astore valley. He added that the Turkish Government will also send a plane carrying more relief goods for the affected people. He said that the Turkish Government was willing to provide all kind of additional assistance as and when required.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Ambassador for the generous donations and said that he greatly appreciated the noble gesture of the Turkish brethren.