Pakistan stands in firm solidarity with Türkiye in the wake of massive Earthquake: FO Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch
Says beyond the immediate relief effort, we will continue to work with Türkiye in the post-disaster rehabilitation & reconstruction phases
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
The government and people of Pakistan have received the news of a massive earthquake in Southern Türkiye earlier on Monday, with deep sorrow and anguish.
According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif spoke to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to extend our heartfelt condolences to the brotherly Turkish people on the tragic loss of life, and offered all possible support in the relief effort. 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.
She said that on the instructions of the Prime Minister, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is mobilizing all available resources including winterized tents, blankets and other critical life-saving supplies. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that Urban Search and Rescue Teams trained to operate in disaster hit areas are being dispatched with their equipment and medicines.
“Our Mission in Ankara remains in constant touch with the relevant Turkish authorities to identify any additional requirement for the Earthquake affected areas” FO spokesperson said.
She said that Pakistan stands incomplete solidarity with the brotherly people of Türkiye in the wake of this unprecedented natural calamity. Beyond the immediate relief effort, we will continue to work with Türkiye in the post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction phases, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said.