Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in a phone call on Saturday to his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, offered his country’s assistance in the rescue operation in areas of Turkey affected by the earthquake.
“Qureshi conveyed the most sincere condolences and sincere condolences on behalf of the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for the lives lost in the devastating earthquake,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Pakistan is ready to send field hospitals and rescue teams to participate in ongoing rescue and relief activities,” he said.
The Turkish Foreign Minister thanked Pakistan and informed him about the rescue efforts and ongoing help.
At least 22 people died and more than 1,200 were injured in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey on Friday night. Tremors were also felt in neighboring countries such as Syria and Georgia.