PM Shehbaz to leave for Turkiye on Wednesday

PM Shehbaz to leave for Turkiye on Wednesday

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will visit Turkiye on Wednesday to offer condolence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over massive human and material loss due to devastating earthquake.

In a tweet, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the premier will also express solidarity with the people of Turkiye.

The minister added that All Parties Conference (APC) scheduled for Thursday has also been rescheduled due to the PM Shehbaz's visit to Turkiye and the new dates will be announced later after consultation with the coalition partners.

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the destruction in Turkiye and Syria was mind numbing.

“24 hours after the devastating earthquake hit Turkiye & Syria, scenes of death and destruction are mind numbing. It breaks the heart to witness sheer scale of unfolding human tragedy,” the premier wrote on his Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, a special plane carrying humanitarian assistance left for Turkiye Monday night on the instruction of PM Shehbaz.

A C-130 plane which was carrying a search and rescue team of the army left the Chaklala airbase for the earthquake-affected areas in Turkiye.