Pakistan’s PM Shehbaz Sharif, FM Bilawal Bhutto to visit quake-hit Turkey for solidarity


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani government’s top officials including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto will make a solidarity visit to Turkey, which has been hit by a massive earthquake that killed over 2,300 people.

It was learnt that PM Sharif has decided to visit to the brotherly nation on Wednesday, February 8; he will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto during the solidarity visit.

Sharif, 71, will visit Turkey’s capital Ankara and will interact with Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Earlier today, the Pakistani premier dialed Erdoğan to express sorrow over the loss of lives in the powerful earthquake. He also assured all-out support to Ankara and conveyed his deepest condolence to the families of the victims.

Islamabad is standing side-by-side with our brotherly nation and its people in such difficult times, he said, vowing to provide maximum assistance to Turkey.

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