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Turkish actor Celal Al (C), as he donates blood for thalassemic kids, in Karachi, on January 10, 2021. — Picture courtesy Fb

KARACHI: Famend Turkish actor Celal Al, who performed the function of Abdur Rehman Alp in well-known Turkish drama serial Dirilis: Ertugrul, on Sunday visited Omair-Sana Basis (OSF) and Kids’s Hospital Karachi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and donated blood for kids recognized with thalassemia.

“I’m donating my blood for the Pakistani children suffering from thalassemia. This will not only strengthen the bond between Turkey and Pakistan but will also encourage others to donate blood for those who need blood donations for living normal lives,” he mentioned, throughout his go to on the invitation of administrations of each the well being services.

Accompanied by producer of the epic serial Kemal Tekdin, the Turkish actor recited verses from the Holy Quran, raised slogans which he chanted within the drama serial and in addition shouted “Jeevey Jeevey Pakistan“, “Pakistan-Turkey friendship zindabad” and vowed to return go to Pakistan once more.

The manufacturing group of Dirilis: Ertugrul was invited to go to the Omair-Sana Basis and Kids Hospital Karachi by the its founders Dr Kashif Ansari, a US-based oncologist, and Dr Saqib Ansari, an eminent pediatric hematologist who’re striving to eradicate thalassemia and different blood issues from Pakistan.

Emir Jamat-e-Islami Karachi Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman and dozens of followers of Ertugrul’s solid and actors have been additionally current on the event.

Eminent BMT Surgeon and Normal Secretary OSF Dr Saqib Ansari mentioned he was delighted that Celal Al and different group members of the Erturgrl serial visited the hospitals and donated blood.

“Turkish blood is being donated for Pakistani children; this will further strengthen the bond between the two nations,” he mentioned.

Celal AL interacting with kids throughout a cake slicing ceremony by the Omair-Sana Basis, in Karachi, on January 10, 2021. — Picture offered by creator

Expertise in Pakistan

Talking additional on the event, Celal Al mentioned he was delighted to go to Pakistan, particularly the 2 fantastic well being services the place kids affected by genetic blood issues have been being handled and managed freed from cost and supplied his full help within the remedy of kids with thalassemia and different blood issues.

Celal Al, who spoke with the assistance of an interpreter, mentioned Turks and Pakistanis are brothers however he was not anticipating such love and affection for Turkey and its individuals in Pakistan.

He wished to proceed visiting Pakistan at any time when potential, saying mutual cooperation between the 2 international locations and folks ought to develop with every passing day.

To a question, he mentioned he liked Pakistani meals, particularly biryani and lamb which he ate in Islamabad and wished to style biryani in Karachi additionally.

New joint initiatives

Kemal Tekdin, the producer of Ertugrul and different well-known Turkish performs, mentioned work was underway on two joint initiatives in Pakistan which have been primarily based on the lives of “Abdur Rehman Peshawari” and “Babu Shah”. He mentioned that these performs could be produced each in Urdu and Turkish languages and would even be dubbed in English.

US-based Pakistani oncologist Dr Kashif Ansari who invited the Turkish group to Pakistan mentioned he wished to reinforce cooperation within the discipline of media and leisure trade between Turkey and Pakistan.

Ansari mentioned that within the coming days, “instead of idealising Indian actors and film stars, Pakistani children will idealise Pakistani and Turkish stars and heroes in the history of Muslims”.

“We are working to produce a serial on the poetry and message of Allama Iqbal and Abdur Rehman Peshawari. Abdur Rehman Peshawari was a Muslim from the subcontinent who went to Turkey, fought along with Turkish brethren and also served as Turkey’s ambassador in Afghanistan. He got martyred there and now regarded as a hero in Turkey,” mentioned the oncologist.

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