President Erdogan called Prime Minister Imran, expressing his condolences for the Karachi plane crash | Instant News

The two leaders also agreed to increase bilateral cooperation against the Covid-19 pandemic to jointly address this situation


In a photo file, Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PHOTO COURSE: @PPMPMO

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday received a call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He expressed his condolences over the tragic accident of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft in Karachi and reaffirmed the strong support of the Turkish state to the Pakistani brothers in this difficult time, according to an official statement.

On Friday, flight PIA PK-8303 fall down to a densely populated area near the Karachi airport, leaving 97 passengers and crew dead.

The two leaders also exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid. They further agreed to increase bilateral cooperation against the Covid-19 pandemic to jointly address this situation.

PM Imran told the Turkish president about the steps taken to control the spread of the new corona virus in Pakistan.

“We lost the engine,” the pilot told the controller shortly before the PIA jet went down

He thanked President Erdogan for providing valuable medical equipment, which reflected the historical relationship between the two countries to help one another when needed.

The prime minister, while discussing the long-term economic impact of Covid-19, said that a comprehensive coordinated action plan on debt reduction and restructuring was needed to prevent socio-economic turbulence.

PM Imran also highlighted his call for ‘Global Initiatives on Debt Removal’ for developing countries aimed at helping them overcome challenges.

He gave a briefing to President Erdogan about the worsening human rights situation in India occupied by Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ & K) which was emphasized by double locking and increasing military crackdown.

The prime minister also shared Pakistan’s concerns about India’s steps to change the demographic structure of the occupied territories, while the world was preoccupied with fighting the pandemic.

He told Turkish leaders about the demonization of Muslims in India in the context of Covid-19, which must be rejected by the international community.


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