Pakistan’s envoy to US phones his Turkish counterpart; condoles over quake-caused destruction

Pakistan's envoy to US phones his Turkish counterpart; condoles over quake-caused destruction

ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan telephoned his Turkish counterpart in Washington DC and expressed his heartfelt sympathies and deep condolences over the loss of precious lives and massive destruction caused by the devastating earthquake.

In his telephonic conversation with Ambassador Hasan Murat Mercan, Masood Khan said that he was shocked and saddened to see the tragic devastation in Türkiye.

“My heart goes out to you, the families who have lost their loved ones, those who are trying to recover and thousands who are injured. We, at the Embassy, are praying for our Turkish brothers and sisters in this grief-stricken hour,” wrote Ambassador Masood Khan in his personal letter sent to the Turkish Ambassador in Washington DC.

He said the government and people of Pakistan stood in solidarity with the Turkish nation in this hour of grief.

The ambassador informed that the government and people of Pakistan had expressed full solidarity with the people of Türkiye at this difficult hour.

He said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had spoken to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to extend his heartfelt condolences and was also travelling to Türkiye. Besides, the search and rescue team and humanitarian consignments have also been dispatched by the Government of Pakistan.

By Ishtiaq Rao

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Sr. Reporter who reports on Prime Minister, President, Foreign Office, and special assignments. Backed by 20-year experience, he has written for local and foreign newspapers. Reach out at 03335293238/ [email protected]/ X: ishtiaqrao

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