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Pakistan expresses solidarity with quake-hit Türkiye, Syria

Pakistan stands in firm solidarity with Türkiye in the wake of the massive Earthquake.

According to Foreign Office, the government and people of Pakistan have received the news of a massive earthquake in Southern Türkiye earlier today, with deep sorrow and anguish.

The Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also spoke to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to offer condolences and express solidarity and reiterated offer of support and assistance.

On the instructions of the Prime Minister, the National Disaster Management Authority is mobilizing all available resources including winterized tents, blankets and other critical life-saving supplies.

Urban Search and Rescue Teams trained to operate in disaster hit areas are being dispatched with their equipment and medicines.

According to Foreign Office, Pakistan’s Mission in Ankara is in constant touch with the relevant Turkish authorities to identify any additional requirement for the Earthquake affected areas.

Beyond the immediate relief effort, we will continue to work with Türkiye in the post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction phases.

In another statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson expressed deep sincere condolences, heartfelt sympathies and solidarity with Syria over massive destruction due to recent earthquake.

She said that the Government and the People of Pakistan are extremely saddened and shocked at the two successive earthquakes that hit Syria causing widespread devastation in the brotherly country.

Expressing condolences to the bereaved families, she prayed for the early recovery of the injured. She said we offer our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and pray for the early recovery of the injured.

The spokesperson said Pakistan stands ready to extend all possible support to Syria in the relief efforts in this hour of grief

Source: Radio Pakistan

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