ISLAMABAD – An unidentified Pakistan national has won hearts after he donated a whooping amount of $30 million in the US for victims of deadly earthquake in Turkiye and Syria.
The person walked into the Turkish Embassy in the United States where he handed over the amount for relief activities days after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged Pakistani to come forward for the help of victims in Turkiye and Syria where death toll from Monday’s earthquake has surpassed 24,000. Hopes of rescuing many more survivors are fading away, amid cold weather after the disaster.
The anonymous person also received appreciation from the Pakistani premier for his generous act. Taking the Twitter, PM Shehbaz wrote: “Deeply moved by the example of an anonymous Pakistani who walked into Turkish embassy in the US & donated $30 million for earthquake victims in Türkiye & Syria”.
Deeply moved by the example of an anonymous Pakistani who walked into Turkish embassy in the US & donated $30 million for earthquake victims in Türkiye & Syria. These are such glorious acts of philanthropy that enable humanity to triumph over the seemingly insurmountable odds.— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) February 11, 2023
These are such glorious acts of philanthropy that enable humanity to triumph over the seemingly insurmountable odds, he added.
Earlier in the day, the prime minister held a telephonic conversation with the Syrian counterpart Hussein Arnous and assured to extend every possible help for the earthquake victims of Syria. He expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death and destruction caused by the earthquake in Syria.
He also expressed his condolences on the death of the Syrian Prime Minister's family members in the calamity. Shehbaz Sharif said the government and people of Pakistan are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of precious lives and massive damage to property in the severe earthquake.
Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.
Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.
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