Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Saturday dialed his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to offer condolences over the loss of lives and property due to earthquake in the country.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed for early recovery of the injured.
He said the Pakistan government and the entire nation stand by their Turkish brethren in this difficult moment. He also offered every sort of help to them.
The Foreign Minister extended Pakistan’s offer to dispatch relief teams and field hospitals for rehabilitation of quake-affected people.
The Turkish Foreign Minister thanked on behalf of his leadership for best wishes and the offer of assistance.
He said if Turkey needs any material support, it will accept Pakistani brothers’ offer first of all.
Earlier, in a statement, the Foreign Office spokesman expressed deep grieve and lament over the devastation caused by the tragic incident in Turkey.
The Foreign Office spokesman said, “Extremely anguished by news of the earthquake in Izmir, #Turkey, and people reportedly trapped in demolished buildings. Like always, people of Pakistan are in strong solidarity with their Turkish brethren. Our best wishes and prayers!.”