PM’s Relief Fund for Turkiye Earthquake victims established

Prime Minister's Relief Fund for Turkiye Earthquake Victims, G-12166, has been officially established.

Office of the Controller General of Accounts has issued notification in this regard.

The decision to establish the fund was taken at a meeting of federal cabinet in Islamabad today.

Chairing the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appealed the people to generously donate for the earthquake victims in Turkiye.

The cabinet members also announced to donate their one month salary to the relief fund.

The meeting decided that government employees from Grade 18 to 22 will donate their one-day pay to the fund.

The Prime Minister briefed the cabinet members about his telephonic conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately after the earthquake, in which he expressed his deep grief over the devastation caused by the earthquake and assured of his full cooperation to the government and people of Turkiye.

The Prime Minister said PIA and Pakistan Air Force flights carrying relief goods, rescue teams, doctors and paramedics have left for Turkiye and delivery of more relief supplies will continue.

At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet prayed for the victims of earthquake in Turkiye and Syria and speedy recovery of the injured.

The Cabinet also set up a committee headed by Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar to review the Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2023 sent by the Ministry of Interior.

Source: Radio Pakistan