JHANG: Secretary General Turkish Red Crescent, Huseyin has said that building a mosque in Pakistan, is an honor for TRCS and it will proved as a milestone for strengthening Pakistan and Turkey relations.
He said while addressing the inauguration ceremony of a mosque built by the Turkish Red Crescent in district Jhang, Pakistan where a 120-year-old mosque that was destroyed by an earthquake once stood was reopened for worship, and inaugurated by Turkish Red Crescent Secretary General Huseyin Can.
Upon their arrival, the Turkish delegation was warmly welcomed by the local villagers and thanked for the construction of the mosque in their village.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Huseyin Can said it was a great honor to build a mosque in a brotherly Muslim country. Hazrat Ibrahim Mosque was built in 1901 and it was demolished in 2017 during the earthquakes in the region.
He said that construction began in October 2019, but its completion was delayed for six months due to the coronavirus outbreak and restrictions in the country. Turkey has always stood behind their Pakistani brothers and sisters in difficult times of floods and earthquakes, he added.
Can also prayed along with his delegation in the newly built mosque.
The mosque was built on 400 square meters and has a capacity of over 750 worshipers.
A religious seminary was also built on the premises of the mosque for the local children.
The organization's International Programs and Operations Director Alper Uluca, Turkish Red Crescent Delegation President in Pakistan Ibrahim Carlos Camilo and Zafar Iqbal, president of the NGO World Foundation, also attended the ceremony.