PM Shehbaz embarks on 2-day visit to quake-hit Turkiye 

PM Shehbaz embarks on 2-day visit to quake-hit Turkiye 

Lahore (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday left for Turkiye to express solidarity and support with the Turkish people in the wake of massive earthquake.

Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci and Consul General Amir Ozbe saw off the premier at the Lahore Airport.

During his two-day stay in Ankara, PM Shehbaz will meet President of 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.

The prime minister will reiterate Pakistan’s firm commitment to stand by the Turkish people during difficult times and to continue extending all possible support to the ongoing relief effort.

PM Shehbaz 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.

On February 6, in the wake of the devastating earthquake in southern Turkiye, the prime minister had spoken with President Erdogan and assured him of all possible assistance for the rescue and relief effort.

Pakistan and Turkiye enjoy deep fraternal ties. The two countries have resolutely stood by each other during every trial and tribulation.