Pakistan offers assistance to quake-hit Turkey

By: News Desk      Published: 02:52 PM, 31 Oct, 2020
Pakistan offers assistance to quake-hit Turkey

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavusoglu and extended condolences for life loss as well as injuries in the quake-hit Izmir city of Turkey.

“Spoke to brother (Mevlüt Çavusoglu) and extended our deepest sympathies & sincere condolences for lives lost & those injured in the devastating earthquake in Izmir,” the foreign minister said on Twitter.

He said that Pakistan stood ready to help Turkey with urgent relief and assistance in this hour of need.

In his reply, Mevlüt Çavusoglu thanked Qureshi for support.

At least 27 people were killed and at least 804 injured when a 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Izmir on Friday. According to Turkish authorities, at least 743 were injured in Izmir, and in neighbouring provinces, five in Manisa, two in Balikesir and 54 in Aydin.