Pakistan extends condolences and offers help to those in Turkey affected by a deadly earthquake
Pakistan expressed sympathy and support to those affected by the powerful earthquake that struck off Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos.
The 6.6 magnitude tremor killed 20 people and injured nearly 786 in the province of Izmir.
“The Government of Pakistan stands ready to provide all possible support and assistance to our Turkish brethren in this hour of grief,” the Foreign Office said in its statement. “As always, the people of Pakistan share the pain of their Turkish brothers and sisters and stand in full solidarity with them.”
The Government and the people of Pakistan extend their deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences over the reported loss of several lives as well as injuries” in Izmir city and surrounding regions, the statement added.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this natural calamity, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”
The government of Turkey expressed gratitude to Pakistan for the solidarity and support.
“Sincere thanks to brotherly people of Pakistan for expressing sympathy for the earthquake in İzmir and strong solidarity with the Turkish people,” Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on its official Twitter page.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry added that “May Allah bless both our nations and eternal friends”.