QUETTA   -   Acting Gover­nor of Balo­chistan Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali on Mon­day said that the government and people of Turkiye have stood by their Pakistani brothers and sisters in every difficult time.

He said history was a wit­ness that Turkiye provided full support to Pakistan in every fo­rum of the world. He expressed these views while addressing the participants of a ceremony organized by Turkish officials regarding the relief materials provided to the victims of the recent devastating rains and floods in Balochistan. He said, “Today’s event makes us realize that the government and people of Turkiye stood by their Paki­stani brothers and sisters in ev­ery hard time.”

He further thanked the Turk­ish government handing over relief materials to National Di­saster Management Authority (NDMA) for the flood victims of Balochistan. Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Mohammad Pachaji, Senator Sana Jamali, Adviser to CM Balochistan for Home and Tribal Affairs Mir Zi­aullah Langu, Director General of Provincial Disaster Manage­ment Authority (PDMA) Nasir Ahmad Nasir, Coordinator of NDMA Balochistan Major Nawa­zish Ali and Director Rescue Inayatullah Sanjrani were also present on the occasion. 

Jamali said that whether it was war or peace, the role of Turkiye had always exceeded our expectations.

He said that be it floods or earthquakes, Turkiye had always come forward to help its Paki­stani brothers and sisters, say­ing that it was encouraging that Turkiye had provided assistance in relief operations and also as­sured full support in reconstruc­tion and rehabilitation activities. “It is a matter of pride and joy that the ambassador of Turkey is the first foreign diplomat who has come to help the flood vic­tims of Balochistan”, he said.

The acting governor of Balo­chistan drew his attention to the loss of lives and property caused by the recent floods, said that the fruit basket and agriculture of Balochistan has almost been de­stroyed due to which the people associated with agriculture were facing several difficulties.

He said that by handing over today’s relief goods to NDMA, Turkiye presented a practi­cal example of long-standing friendship and brotherhood, for which he expressed special gratitude to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan. 

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Turkiye to Paki­stan Mohammad Pachaji said that Balochistan had been af­fected by the devastating mon­soon rains, adding that there had been casualties and finan­cial losses in 32 districts, and thousands of houses damaged.

He assured that apart from cooperating in relief operations, Turkiye would fully support its brothers and sisters in the construction and rehabilitation phase as well. Provincial Ad­viser Home Mir Ziaullah Langu described the fraternal relations between Pakistan and Turkiye as exemplary and appreciated the cooperation of the Turk­ish government and people in this difficult time and specially thanked the Turkish ambassa­dor. Later, the acting governor and Ambassador of Turkiye also went to Hanna Urak where they assessed the damages and in­quired about the well-being of the victims.