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Diyanet Foundation of Australia Presented $ 30,000 for Flood relief in Pakistan
Sunday, October 9, 2022, High Commissioner for Pakistan H.E. Mr. Zahid Hafeez
Chaudhri, paid a courtesy visit to the Diyanet Foundation of Australia in the
Auburn district of Sydney.
His Excellency, during His visit; The donations collected as a result of the aid campaign carried out by the Diyanet Foundation of Australia in Turkish Mosques were accepted to be delivered to the people of Pakistan.
As it is known, Pakistan recently experienced the worst flood in its history, approximately 33 million of our brothers and sisters were affected by the disaster, agricultural fields, tens of thousands of houses were submerged, nearly 800,000 animals were destroyed, and a loss of nearly 30 billion dollars occurred in the country.
With this meaningful assistance, we once again emphasized that as the Australian Turkish community, we are brothers and sisters to the Pakistani people.
Turkish Diplomat Bilal Aksoy and Pak High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
thank Religious Affairs Attaché Bilal Aksoy, Turkish Mosques, devoted Turkish
imams, other organizations and individual donors in Sydney, Wollongong,
Brisbane, Bundaberg and Newcastle for contributing to this meaningful
In addition, during the visit;
The Turkish Consul General (Sydney) Hon. Ali Sevim,
Education Attaché Assoc. Prof. Mr. Cem Gencoglu and his wife Mrs. Burcin Gencoglu,
From the Foundation Directors;
Redfern Mosque Imam Mr. Tugrul Erden and his wife Mrs. Tugba Erden,
Mr. Ugur Karadavut, Vice President of Erskineville Mosque Association,
Mr, Izzet Anmak from Sydney Maarif School and consulate employees were also present.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude especially to Religious Affairs Attache’s wife Sheikha Haafidha Tugba Aksoy and her son Tacettin Yusuf Aksoy for their great hospitality in the visit program.
Turkish Consul General (Sydney) Hon.
Ali Sevim and High
Commissioner for Pakistan H.E. Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
Consul General Turkey Ali Sevim,High Commissioner H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri,Bilal Aksoy and Syed Zafar Hussain
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