ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of Turkey M Babur Hizlan called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday morning and presented a cheque of US $5 million from the Turkish Government for the Prime Ministers Flood Relief Fund. The Ambassador informed the Prime Minister that in addition to this cash grant and the planeload of 3.5 metric tons of relief goods already sent to Pakistan on August 04, his government would be sending three other planes carrying relief assistance to Pakistan on August 11, 13 and 17. He added that as promised by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over the phone to the PM of Pakistan on August 04, Turkey would wholeheartedly participate in the reconstruction phase of flood-affected areas once the water recedes. The PM conveyed the gratitude of his Government and the people of Pakistan for the generous support of brotherly government and people of Turkey in these trying times and noted that Turkey was amongst those few countries which had taken the lead in sending immediate assistance directly to the Govt of Pakistan for its urgent and optimum utilisation for providing relief to the flood affectees. The PM underlined the immediate requirement for more tents as a large number of evacuated people were still living out in the open and need to have shelter on immediate basis. He hoped that the next instalment of relief goods from Turkey would include substantial quantity of tents for the flood victims. The PM asked the Turkish Ambassador to convey his personal thanks to Prime Minister Erdogan and his government for standing by Pakistan in this hour of trial.