Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, on Monday, has paid a visit at the Embassy of Turkey. During the visit, PM Sharif expressed regret and sympathy to the Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan for the loss of precious live in the devastating earthquake, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and over thousands went homeless.
In the meeting with the Turkish Ambassador, the Prime Minister said that , “In this hour of difficulty, the entire Pakistani nation is standing by the side of the Turkish brothers, tents, blankets, warm clothes and other essential items are being delivered to protect them from the cold. Aid is being provided to the brothers of Turkey by air, sea and trucks, while the provision of aid by trains is also being considered. Steps are being taken with reference to the supply of relief goods.”
He said that, “He will continue to support the Turkish brothers until the rehabilitation of the earthquake victims. He asked the Turkish ambassador to inform about the needs of the Turkish brothers so that more assistance can be arranged keeping in mind their needs. Our prayers and best wishes are with the people and government of Turkey.”
Talking on this occasion, Mehmet Pekasi, Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, said that, “The overall number of people who died due to the recent earthquake in Turkey is more than 35 thousand, and we are facing a big challenge in this situation. He said that relief operations are going on in the earthquake-affected areas of Turkey, Pakistan Army, NGOs, and philanthropists of Pakistan are actively participating in the relief works for which they are grateful.”
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Federal Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazir Tarar, and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq were also with the Prime Minister.