Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Tuesday extended his support to Turkey which is embroiled in an intense dispute with the United States that has seen the lira tumble.
In a tweet, Khan assured Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and the Turkish people that “we (the people of Pakistan) are praying for their success in dealing with the severe economic challenges confronting them”.
He also expressed hope that the country would succeed in coming out of the crisis, “as they have always succeeded against adversities in their glorious history”.
A day earlier, the Foreign Office had also announced the country’s support for Turkey and had insisted on dialogue with the US in order to maintain peace and stability.
“The people and the Government of Pakistan reiterate their strong support for the Government and the people of Turkey in their quest for peace and prosperity,” the statement said, adding that Islamabad will continue to stand by the Turkish people “as always”.