Pakistan Dispatches its First Batch of Aid to Disaster-Stricken Turkey - Capital TV

June 3, 2023


Pakistan Dispatches its First Batch of Aid to Disaster-Stricken Turkey

Mahnoor Tariq

On Feb 7, Pakistan sent the first shipment of supplies to disaster-stricken Turkey. The development comes after the country was struck by a terrible earthquake which killed more than 4,000 people.

About the aid:

A spokesperson with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) stated that a C130 aircraft, carrying three tonnes of aid and a Pakistan army rescue crew has taken off for Turkey.

They further added that two other planes, delivering representatives from Rescue 1122 and 15 tonnes of aid, are scheduled to depart later today.

Follow More: Massive Earthquake In Türkiye Kills More Than 100 People, PM Shehbaz Expresses Grief Over Loss Of Lives

Other flights:

Inter-Service Pakistan Relations shared that two contingents were dispatched to the city of Adana via special PAF aircraft. The batch includes a 30-bed mobile hospital, tents, blankets, and other emergency supplies. The delivery also includes a squad of rescue professionals, sniffer dogs, search equipment, and a medical team.

Related News: Turkey Hit By Another Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude, Death Toll Up by 1200

What else:

According to ISPR, the contingents would remain there till all relief efforts have been completed. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are also expected to visit the country on Feb 9 to show solidarity with the nation’s disaster-stricken citizens.

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