Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz has expressed deep lament over the devastation caused by severe earthquake in Turkey.
In a statement on Twitter, he said Pakistan equally shares the grief of Turkish brothers and sisters in this hour of trial.
The Information Minister commiserated with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured in the earthquake.
ترکی میں زلزلے کے دوران قیمتی جانوں کے ضیاع پر گہرا دکھ اور افسوس ہے۔آزمائش اور مشکل کی اس گھڑی میں ترک بہن بھائیوں کے غم میں برابر کے شریک ہیں۔متاثرہ خاندانوں سے اظہار تعزیت اور زخمیوں کی جلد صحت یابی کیلئے دعا گو ہیں۔
— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) October 31, 2020
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi felt deep grief over the severe earthquake in Izmir city of Turkey.
In his tweet, the foreign minister wrote, “Prayers for our Turkish brothers and sisters affected by the terrible earthquake in #Izmir. Pakistan stands by Turkey in support and solidarity.”
He vowed that Pakistan will always stand with his brotherly country through ups and downs.
A strong earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale had felt in Turkey.
According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake measuring 17 on the Richter scale struck 17 kilometres off the coast.
However, no casualties reported in the latest reports from Turkey, but images from Izmir show buildings collapsing in the aftermath of the quake.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake affected Greece and Crete.
Furthermore, frightened by the tremors, people took to the streets in a state of fear and chaos.