PRC sends first consignment of relief goods for Syrian refugees


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President Mamnoon says dispatch of relief goods shows Pakistan and Turkey stand with their Syrian brethren in hour of need

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) on Thursday handed the first consignment of relief goods over to the Turkish Ambassador S. Babür Girgin for onward distribution to the Syrian refugees through Turkish Red Crescent.

The relief items included 10,000 blankets, 5,000 jackets and 5,000 shirts.

The handover ceremony took place at the President House, Islamabad.

Addressing the handover ceremony, President Mamnoon Hussain said the PRC’s humanitarian efforts will further cement relations Pakistan’s with Turkey and Syria and others should also follow its initiatives.

“This gesture shows that the PRC stands with vulnerable and exposed people not only in Pakistan, but also with those living beyond borders,” he added.

Dr. Saeed Elahi briefed the president about transportation of relief goods for the Syrian refugees and coordination with the TRC in this regard.

He informed the president that the PRC will also send another consignment of football kits for the Syrian refugees.

Turkish Ambasador S. Babür Girgin on the occasion thanked the President of Pakistan and PRC Chairman for the support.

 PRC Secretary General Ghulam Muhammad Awan, Managing Body Members Dr. Jamal Nasir, Prof. Dr. Hussain Mubbashar Malik, Haider Rizvi, PRC Officers and Staff, TRC Head of Delegation Izzet Curaci and others were also present on the occasion.

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