BY: ALI ABBAS
New York: The New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society (NYPD-MOS) has sent its first shipment of much-needed relief goods to Pakistan’s flood victims via Turkish Airlines.
Muslim Officers Society’s office-bearers said that they are with Pakistani brothers and sisters in this difficult time and vowed to dispatch more relief goods to the homeland in the coming days.
The Muslim Officers Society, the representative organization of Muslim officers in the NYPD, delivered relief goods collected from different cities for the flood victims of Pakistan through its volunteers to the cargo section of the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
On this occasion, Consul General of Turkey Reyhan Ozgur, and Consul General of Pakistan Ayesha Ali reviewed the off-loading and transfer of relief goods while Deputy Inspector Adeel Rana, President of Muslim Officers, briefed them on the recent activities of their organization. They also talked to VOSA TV and informed about the relief activities and mutual coordination efforts.
Turkish Consul General said that the two countries have historical and fraternal relations; Turkey will provide all possible assistance in this difficult time.
The Consul General of Pakistan Ayesha Ali thanked the brotherly country – Turkey for its generous support to Pakistan. “Turkish consulate and Turkish Airline have been extremely involved in the entire process. I am thankful to them,” said Ayesha.
Muslim Officers Society President Adeel Rana and Second Vice President said that Turkish Airlines will deliver the first shipment of relief goods 4 tons including clothes, medicine, PPE, hygiene and essential items to Karachi, Pakistan, without any fare, and will send another 20 tons of goods in the coming days.
Adeel Rana said this relief activity was supposed to start a couple of weeks earlier, however due to some difficulties including the UN-GA session, it was delayed and today with the help of our community we have begun dispatch of our relief goods.
As Turkish airline is transporting these goods free of cost so we don’t want to overburden them.
On the occasion of the departure of the first batch of relief goods, Ahsan Chaghtai, Senior Advisor to the Pakistani American Community for New York City, Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Public Advocate Kashif Hussain and others were also present.
Ahsan Chaghtai said that a big announcement will be made soon from the mayor’s office to help the flood victims.
For the flood victims of Pakistan, Muslims living in America are trying to help their Pakistani brothers and sisters as much as possible in this difficult time.