Karachi, 30 August 2022 (TDI): Two more aircraft of the Air Force of Turkiye arrived in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday. The airplanes carried tents, rations, medicines, and other relief supplies including blankets and cooking kits, for flood victims in Pakistan.

Earlier, on Monday, two Turkish Aircraft landed in Karachi loaded with 70 tons of humanitarian aid stuff. Over the past 3 days, a total of seven Turkish aircraft loaded with relief items have landed in Pakistan.

The relief goods started coming after a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif and President of Turkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish President assured to extend all kinds of support to Pakistan and its people affected by the floods.

Moreover, the Turkish Relief and Disaster Agency is set to establish a tent village in the Badin district of Sindh province to provide essentials for 400 affected families.

Further, the Turkish Red Crescent is already working in southwestern Balochistan and providing clean water and food to thousands of flood-affected people.

Floods in Pakistan

Pakistan has been facing destructive monsoon spells since June this year, combined with raging floods, which have turned over 70 districts into inland rivers.

According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), around 1,200 people have lost their lives.

While more than a million houses have been destroyed due to the constant rains and floods. The Government of Pakistan has declared these devastating floods a national emergency.

Support from other Countries

Along with Turkiye, the United Arab Emirates, China, and the United Kingdom (UK) have also extended their support and provided aid to Pakistan in these difficult times.

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Further, the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman also sent messages of condolences to the Pakistani Government and extended their full support to the country.

Last week, the European Union (EU) also released emergency assistance of 1.8 million for families affected by the floods across the country.