PM Shehbaz to pay solidarity visit to quake-hit Turkiye today

Shehbaz visit Turkiye

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will arrive in Turkiye today as a special gesture of solidarity and support with the Turkish people in the wake of the massive earthquake that has killed more than 41,000 people in Turkiye and Syria so far.

During his two-day stay in Ankara, PM Shehbaz will meet President Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan to personally convey heartfelt condolences on behalf of the entire Pakistani nation over the loss of lives and the widespread damage.

Taking to Twitter today, PM Shehbaz said, “I am leaving for Türkiye with a message of unwavering solidarity and support for our Turkish brothers and sisters from the people and government of Pakistan. True to the spirit of one nation living in two states, we consider their loss as ours.”

In another tweet, PM Shehbaz said that natural disasters such as the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria were beyond the capacity of any single government to handle.

“No country, howsoever resourceful, can deal with devastation of this magnitude. It is time the world came forward & extended support to the suffering humanity.”

He will also visit earthquake-affected areas in southern Turkiye and interact with the Pakistani search and rescue teams deployed in the area as well as survivors of the earthquake.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in southern Turkiye, the prime minister spoke to President Erdogan on February 6 and assured him of all possible assistance for the rescue and relief effort.

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