The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of life and property in earthquake in Turkey. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased in the earthquake and prayed for early recovery of the injured.
According to media reports, the Foreign Minister telephoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday. He said the Pakistan government and the entire Pakistani nation stand by their Turkish brethren in this difficult moment, and we are ready to extend every sort of help.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi extended Pakistan’s offer to dispatch relief teams and field hospitals for rehabilitation of quake-affected people.
Mevlut Cavusoglu thanked on behalf of his leadership to the President, the Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan for best wishes and the offer of assistance. He said the Turkish government is utilizing all out resources for relief of the quake-hit people.
The Turkish Foreign Minister said if Turkey needs any material support, it will accept Pakistani brothers’ offer first of all.