Sindh Govt on Monday announces the donation of 100,000 tents for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Turkiye.
A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey, Syria, and Iraq on Monday leaving a death toll of more than 1,400 meanwhile thousand are still stuck under the wreckage.
The magnitude of the quake was 7.8 which struck in the early darkness of a winter morning, Jolts of the quake were also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said the quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) near the southern Turkiye’s city of Kahramanmaras, while the EMSC monitoring service said the chance of a tsunami risk was being evaluated after the powerful earthquake.
Emergency has been declared all over Turkey.
Keeping the whole devastating situation caused by the earthquake in view Government of Sindh announces major donations for quake victims.
A session of the Sindh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah approved the donation of tents for the earthquake victims in Turkey.
“The people of Turkiye had extended a generous supporting hand for the flood victims of Sindh,” CM Shah said.
“We could not leave our brethren in Turkiye in these testing times,” he added.
It is to be mentioned here that Turkiye’s state-run disaster and management agency AFAD had established a tent city for flood victims of Sindh near Nooriabad in October last year.
Named after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the tent city was set up in Bholari, where more than 200 tents were erected for the flood-affected people.
The country had also sent several cargo flights with hundreds of tonnes of relief goods, apart from trains loaded with aid items to Pakistan.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday he was saddened by the news of a massive earthquake that struck the southeastern region of Turkiye.
“I send my profound condolences and most sincere sympathies to my brother President Erdogan and brotherly people of Turkiye on the loss of precious lives and damage to infrastructure”, PM Shehbaz said in a tweet.
Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, said people of Pakistan stand in complete solidarity with our Turkish brethren in this hour of grief. We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the early recovery of those injured.
Pakistan stands ready to extend all possible support in the relief effort. We are confident that the resilient Turkish nation will overcome this natural calamity with characteristic grit and determination.