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Plane carrying humanitarian aid from Pakistan for quake victims arrive in Turkiye

Islamabad, March 12, 2023 (PPI-OT): A plane carrying humanitarian aid from Pakistan arrived in southern Turkiye early this morning. The plane departed from Lahore and landed at Adana airport is loaded with 1,200 winter and fire-resistant tents.

These tents have been sent by the Pakistani government as part of a special cargo flight operation to transport 50,000 tents. Three ships carrying nearly 13,600 winter tents are also headed to Turkiye and will arrive in Mersin province later this month.

Pakistan was among the first countries to send search and rescue teams to Turkiye as the government immediately dispatched a 33-member Pakistan Army Urban Search and Rescue Team immediately after last month. More than 47,900 people were killed and over thirteen million people affected by the powerful quakes that rocked 11 provinces of Turkiye on 6th of last month.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

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