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Turkish business community in Brussels donate for flood affected in Pakistan.

By ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Turkish business community in Brussels Betiad has donated an amount of 30,000 euros for the flood affected people of Pakistan. The donation was collected at a charity dinner Help to Pakistan arranged by Betiad to help flood victims in Pakistan, says a message issued here by Pakistan embassy in Brussels, Belgium. The President of Betiad Kenan Sezer presented the cheque to Pakistans ambassador to Belgium, European Union and Luxembourg, Jalil Abbas Jilani. Betiad was established in 1997 in Brussels by entrepreneurs in the business world. It became a federation acting concretely and offering professional service to thousands of entrepreneurs located throughout Belgium. The objective of this organization is to provide health and education opportunities to people from all communities in Belgium. In a simple but graceful function, the President of Betiad expressed grief over the loss of life and property as a result of massive floods and also expressed their heartfelt and earnest feelings for the people of Pakistan who suffered because of devastated floods. Ambassador Jilani thanked the president, management as well as the organizers for the generous donations and appreciated the kind gesture by the Turkish community for helping the people of Pakistan in this time of crises. He said the government and people of Turkey have always stood by Pakistan in the time of trial. The Belgium Active Association Federation (FEDACTIO), a group of 50 Turkish NGOs in Belgium, also arranged a photo exhibition about life in Turkey. The Turkish Ambassador in Belgium was also present and reiterated the support of his country for Pakistan. Medical teams and NGO from Brussels have visited the flood hit areas in Pakistan to witness the disaster and to provide assistance in kind to the flood victims of Sindh and other affected areas of the country.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:4EUBL
Date:Jan 17, 2011
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