Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday held a review meeting on relief activities for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
During the meeting, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey has briefed the meeting about the data on the devastation caused by earthquake in and around Turkey. While appreciating their good role in relief efforts, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, has directed them to further empower the ties between the government of Turkey and Pakistani institutions.
The meeting was further told that not only relief goods and rescue teams from Pakistan have reached Turkey and Syria at this time and are helping out in relief operations, while PIA is continuously delivering goods from Lahore and Islamabad to Turkey and Syria. Moreover, in the next few days, caravans of trucks will leave for Turkey and Syria carrying relief goods via Iran.
The meeting was further informed that a nationwide awareness campaign is going on for the help of the earthquake victims.
Notably, Prime Minister Sharif has also announced about the Prime Minister’s Earthquake Relief Fund, in which relief funds can be directly deposited in account number G-12166, while other relief materials can be deposited at any NDMA Collection Centre.
In this regard, NDMA has set up 13 collection centres across the country while these collection centres are being expanded in every district on the direction of the Prime Minister.
Help supplies include tents, warm clothes, blankets, socks, baby food etc. for the cold weather. The meeting was also informed about the rescue teams sent by Pakistan, relief equipment and the 30-bed hospital. One more mobile hospital is being sent to Turkey and Syria by Pakistan for the treatment of the injured.
Moreover, the meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Maryam Aurangzeb, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Special Assistant Tariq Fatima, Chairman NDMA, and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey.