Turkey To Help Pakistan Rebuild 118-Year-Old Mosque In Punjab
ISLAMABAD: Turkish Red Crescent on Monday laid the foundation stone for restoring a 118-year-old mosque in Punjab.
The Hazarat Ibrahim Mosque is located at Hokran Chak village in Jhang district of the province and was built by the local people in 1901.
However, the structure had become unstable due to years of neglect and was proving dangerous for worshippers.
Addressing participants at the groundbreaking ceremony, Turkish Red Crescent General Secretary Huseyin Can said it was a great honour to help a brother Muslim country in their efforts to restore a century old mosque.
“The Turkish nation has not forgotten the friendship of Muslims of the subcontinent,” he said, while referring to their support in the Turkish War of Independence.
The general secretary also said, “Turkey has always stood behind their Pakistani brothers and sisters in difficult times, especially when parts of the country were devastated by floods and an earthquake.”
Later, the Turkish delegation distributed food among the villagers and also gave away toys and stationary to at least a 100 schoolchildren.