With the purpose of repatriation of 3000 Pakistanis stranded in Turkey, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the Turkish Red Crescent.
The MoU says that those people will not only be brought back but also be given livelihood and financial support so they can live a normal life once again after their return to their homeland.
As per the statement issued on Saturday, the MoU was penned down by PRCS Chairman Abrarul Haq and Turkish Red Crescent President Dr. Kerem Kink in Turkey. The two dignitaries also exchanged mementos at the event.
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PRCS will coordinate with the Turkish Red Crescent to aid the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in Turkey.
The agreement further explains that PRCS in collaboration with TRC will also provide livelihood and financial support to these Pakistanis on their return to Pakistan.
Addressing the occasion, Abrar ul Haq stated that PRCS was serving the distressed humanity to the best of its capability and without any discernment.
“Turkey has always stood side by side with people of Pakistan through thick and thin,” he said.
This is the first and incomparable initiative in the history of Pakistan under which the stranded Pakistanis will be given livelihood and financial assistance.
Moreover, Mr. Haq also gave compliments to the TRC for their never-ending support and long-term partnership with the PRCS in humanitarian interventions in the previous decades.
“The TRC has always fulfilled its commitment to support PRCS as a reliable partner in case of any disaster, emergency, or provision of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Turkish Red Crescent President Dr. Kerem Kink also expressed his feelings and said that relations between Pakistan and Turkey are tried and true. He said the PRCS-TRC bond has a history lasting over decades.
“With each passing day, the cooperation is getting stronger. With the signing of this MoU, the bilateral collaboration will get a fresh boost,” he said.