Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Leaves for Earthquake-hit Turkey, Days After ‘Insult’

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday (February 16, 2023) stated that he’s leaving for Turkey, the place a robust earthquake final week killed over 35,000 lives. In a tweet, Sharif stated that he’s “leaving for Türkiye with a message of unwavering solidarity”.

“I’m leaving for Türkiye with a message of unwavering solidarity and assist for our Turkish brothers and sisters from the folks and authorities of Pakistan. True to the spirit of 1 nation dwelling in two states, we think about their loss as ours,” Sharif tweeted.

This comes per week after he was reportedly requested to postpone his go to to the nation resulting from Turkish management’s engagements associated to the continuing rehabilitation work. 

Sharif was resulting from depart for Turkey on February 8. The go to, nevertheless, was delayed as Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and different officers have been busy with rescue and reduction operations.

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Turkey and neighboring Syria have been rocked by a devastating earthquake on February 6 which killed greater than 41,000 folks and left tens of millions in want of humanitarian assist, with many survivors having been left homeless in near-freezing winter temperatures.

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