Turkey Earthquake: PM, President commiserate with the bereaved families

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

31st Oct, 2020. 02:47 pm
Turkey Earthquake PM President sorrow

Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr Arif Alvi express deep sorrow over the devastation and loss of lives caused by severe earthquake in Turkey.

Taking to Twitter, the premier conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the President of Turkey and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

“My condolences to President Erdogan & the people of Turkey on the loss of precious lives in Izmir earthquake. We stand with the Turkish nation, offering every help we can give. We can never forget the way Turkey stood with us when the devastating earthquake hit Pak & AJK in 2005.”

On the other hand, the President said Pakistan equally shares the grief of Turkish brothers and sisters in this hour of trial.

He asked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convey sincere condolences from the people of Pakistan to the families of victims.

President Alvi, in his tweet wrote, “It is with great sadness that we receive news of earthquake that hit Izmir. Excellency & brother Erdogan please convey sincere condolences from people of Pakistan to families of victims, we commisserate with all those who are affected & pray for early recovery of the injured.”

Earlier in a day, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has 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.

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