Turkish political leader celebrates Eid with Pakistan flood affectees

The President of the Great Union Party (Büyük Birlik Partisi) of Turkey,  Mr. Yalcin TOPCU, visited Pakistan from 16-19 November 2010 and celebrated   Eid-ul-Adha with the flood affectees at Nowshehra.  He visited the tent camps that were build after the devastating floods.  He witnessed the worst affected areas hit from natural calamity and also felt the colossal lose of life and property at Nowshera.  

Mr. Yalcin handed over the keys of  houses of 5 housing compounds in a ceremony. Provincial Ministers of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa also participated in the event. The new village rebuilt with the Turkish assistance near Nowshehra was named "Muhsin" after the BBP founding Shahid President Muhsin Yaziciolglu.  Mr. Yalcin announced establishment of hospital in addition to building four more housing compounds.
During his visit, the Turkish dignitary distributed fertilizer so that affecteed farmers could grow better crop this season.

Persistent Turkish support for Pakistan flood affectees

ANKARA, Nov 23:  The exceptional support and solidarity of the Turkish people for the flood affectees of Pakistan is continuous. In this connection, the Mamak Anatolian Vocational Religious High School, Ankara, organized a fund-raiser today which was attended by Mayor of Mamak Municipality and senior officials of Pakistan Embassy in Turkey.
Expressing gratitude of the people and Government of Pakistan, Mr. Moin ul Haque, Deputy Head of Mission said the affection and care of the Turkish people for Pakistan has no match around the world. “Our confidence grows when we see such display of solidarity and support of our Turkish brethren,” said Mr. Haque.
He lauded the spirit and zeal of the students and teachers who organized the event. 

Appeal to help Pakistan’s flood affectees

ANKARA, Nov 12: While appreciating the exceptional support and solidarity of the Turkish nation and its leadership, the Embassy of Pakistan in Turkey reiterates its earlier appeal for helping the flood affectees of Pakistan’s worst floods.
“I convey the profound gratitude of the government and people of Pakistan over the very generous and substantial funds raised for Pakistan’s flood affectees,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey H.E. Mr. Tariq Azizuddin.
“While the funds and relief assistance provided by our Turkish brethren and other nations are being utilized in a most judicious and transparent manner, millions of the flood victims still needs food and shelter and the winter is approaching fast,” the Ambassador added.

Pakistan Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund Account Numbers in Turkey:
US Dollar Account:                3457808/5010
Turkish Lira Account:             3457808/5011
T.C. Ziraat Bankasi A.Ş., Gaziosmanpaşa, Filistin Sok. No. 12, ANKARA

Pakistan’s Cabinet concerned about US support for India’s UNSC membership

Pakistan’s Cabinet concerned about US support for India’s UNSC membership
Reform should be comprehensive, democratic and representative – FM Qureshi
 ANKARA, Nov 12:  The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan chaired by the Prime Minister in its meeting held on November 10 expressed serious concern and strong disappointment over the decision of the United States to support a permanent seat for India on the UN Security Council.
This decision has grave ramifications for the direction and prospects of the system of multilateral cooperation as envisaged by the founding fathers of UN Charter. It also has implications for peace and security and stability in Asia, particularly South Asia.
It is incomprehensible that the US has sought to support India, whose credentials with respect to observing UN Charter principles and international law are at best checkered. This is most explicitly illustrated by India’s disregard of Security Council Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and gross and systematic violations of the fundamental human rights of the Kashmiri people.
Any reform of the Council that contradicts the very fundamental principles of the UN Charter including the principle of sovereign equality; of equal rights and self-determination; and the principle of collective security would gravely undermine the system of international relations based on the UN Charter principles.
Pakistan, along with a large number of members of the international community, supports a principled process of reform of the Security Council. The future of UN cannot and must not be premised on considerations of power politics, politics of expediency and bereft of morals and ideals.
As Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “Pakistan desires a comprehensive, democratic and representative expansion of the Security Council.”

Energy ship sets sail to Pakistan

Karadeniz Powership Kaya Bey on the way to Pakistan
Karadeniz Energy Group launched its third powership to Pakistan last week. The ship, called “Karadeniz Powership Kaya Bey,” is capable of producing 220MW energy and is renowned for being the biggest powership in the world. Aiming to meet the electricity demand of flood-stricken Pakistan, Kaya Bey is the third ship sent to the country. It also contains aid containers prepared for the flood victims.

Source:  Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review, 9th November 2010

Pak-Turkey Relations “Extraordinary” - Envoy

ANKARA, Nov 5: Pakistan-Turkey relations are of extraordinary nature and a huge reservoir of emotions and goodwill of the two countries is making them further stronger. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey H.E. Mr. Tariq Azizuddin said this while briefing a visiting delegation of officers of Senior Management Course of the National Management College who are currently on a study tour of Turkey.
The Ambassador informed that efforts are being made by both Pakistan and Turkey to translate the excellent brotherly relations into good economic ties. In this direction, current annual volume of bilateral trade shall be enhanced from existing US$ 780 million to US$ 2 billion by the year 2012, he added.
“Improving communication links between the two countries are also being explored,” said Mr. Azizuddin. As the initiative of the President of Pakistan, improving rail link between Pakistan and Turkey through Iran is also pursued. He informed that a truck caravan of Economic Cooperation Organization member countries recently completed its journey from Islamabad to Istanbul that highlights the viability of road transport in the region.