An association set up by Turkish students who school graduate in Pakistan has inaugurated 41 water wells for disadvantaged communities in the country. The Pakistan Alumni Association (PAMDER) coordinates the work with Anda, a Turkish charity, in Muzaffargarh, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
Talha Uğurlu, coordinator of the association in the Asian country, told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Monday they had already open 101 wells in the country since January and the number total of well they built since 2005 has exceeded 2,000 across Pakistan.
Uğurlu said they were also conducted humanitarian aid and education projects and helped Turks to study in Pakistan.
The wells were inaugurated in rural parts of Muzaffargarh, which has an arid climate with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Summer. Villages around the city benefit from Turkish aid. Last year another Turkish charity founded by pilots and flight attendants had drilled 45 water wells for some 40,000 people living in 45 municipalities, in Cooperation with PAMDER.
Turkey maintains close ties with Pakistan, and charities and public agencies actively work in that of the country various rooms. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) spearheads Turkish relief efforts in the country with 31 projects on health education, sports and other fields, which were washed away out over the past three years. Focus on projects on less developed places including southern Sindh and southwestern Balochistan. In Sindh, TIKA had put in place water treatment plants for access clean water for more more than 2 millions people.