Karachi: The physical possession of a housing scheme scattered on 300 acres of land and comprised on 2120 houses, constructed by Turkish Government at District Thatta to accommodate flood affectees, was handed over to the management of PDMA in a simple but impressive ceremony presided over by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah
at Chief Minister House Sunday.
Sindh Minister for Local Government and Health Syed Owais Muzaffar, Consul General Turki Murat M. Onart, Chief Secretary Muhammad Aijaz Choudhry, D.G PDMA Syed Muhammad Suleman Shah and others were present.
On the occasion Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that Turkey is a close friend of Pakistan, always helping Pakistan and its people in difficult times. He said that Pakistan, especially Sindh province, has suffered natural disasters like the flash flood in 20102011, which affected 9 million people only in Sindh.
He said that at that time the Prime Minister of Turkey visited the flood affected areas of Sindh and announced this housing scheme to provide shelter to the displaced people. He said we are thankful for this generous gesture of Turkish Government. He said that allotment of these houses would be transparent.
The Consul General, Murat M. Onart, said that Turkey has been enjoying old & friendly relations with Pakistan since decades. He said that the Turkish Government would continue helping Pakistan brethren. He said that more than 10,000 people can be accommodated in this housing scheme.
He said that the scheme is comprised on 2120 housing units with 3 mosques, a high school, community hall, business centre, sport complex and playground.