ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday visited southern Turkiye days after it was struck by deadly earthquake that has claimed over 38,000 lives.
The premier, who arrived in Turkiye’s capital Ankara on Thursday on a two-day visit in a special gesture of solidarity with the Turkish nation, went to Adiyaman city where he met with suvivors and conveyed to them condolence on the behalf of the Pakistani nation.
On Feb 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkiye and northern Syria, flattening hundreds of buildings with people trapped under the debris. The death toll from the deadly earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria has risen to more than 44,000.
Turkish authorities said at least 38,044 people have been killed in the country while the Syrian government said more than 5,800 people have lost their lives on its side.
During the visit, PM SHehbaz said the people and government of Pakistan stood in solidarity with the earthquake affected people of Turkiye in this hour of grief and will leave no stone unturned until they are rehabilitated.