KARACHI: Turkish actor Celal Al, of the Ertugrul fame, on Sunday visited Omair-Sana Foundation (OSF) and Children’s Hospital Karachi and gave 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 likewise 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 Foundation and Children 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 get rid of thalassemia and different blood problems from Pakistan.
Emir Jamat-e-Islami Karachi Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman and dozens of followers of Ertugrul’s forged and actors had been additionally current on the event.
Eminent BMT Surgeon and General 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.
Experience in Pakistan
Speaking additional on the event, Celal Al mentioned he was delighted to go to Pakistan, particularly the 2 great well being services the place kids affected by genetic blood problems had been being handled and managed freed from cost and provided his full help within the remedy of youngsters with thalassemia and different blood problems.
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 attainable, saying mutual cooperation between the 2 nations and folks ought to develop with every passing day.
To a question, he mentioned he beloved 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 had 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 business 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.