PM Shahbaz Sharif leaves for quake-stricken Türkiye on two-day visit

Government of PakistanPM Shahbaz Sharif leaves for quake-stricken Türkiye on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In a special gesture of solidarity and support with the people of Türkiye in the wake of the massive earthquake, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will undertake a visit to Türkiye on February 16-17, 2023.

During his stay in Ankara, the prime minister will meet the President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to personally convey heartfelt condolences on behalf of the entire Pakistani nation over the loss of precious lives and the widespread damage caused by the earthquake.


The prime minister will reiterate Pakistan’s firm commitment to stand by the Turkish people during these difficult times and to continue extending all possible support to the ongoing relief effort.

The prime minister will also visit earthquake-affected areas in southern Türkiye, and interact with the Pakistani search and rescue teams deployed in the area as well as survivors of the earthquake.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in southern Türkiye, the prime minister had spoken with the Tirkish president on February 6 and assured him of all possible assistance for the rescue and relief effort.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that all available resources have been fully mobilized to help our Turkish brothers and sisters.

The ministry said that prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is personally overseeing the relief effort.

“Pakistan and Türkiye enjoy deep fraternal ties. Our two Countries have resolutely stood by each other during every trial and tribulation,” it said.

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