ISLAMABAD – On Thursday, Pakistan sent a ship full of humanitarian aid to Turkey and Syria, two nations devastated by devastating earthquakes that killed more than 50,000 people.
By the 23rd and 24th of March, the Pakistani cargo ship carrying 65 containers for the disaster’s victims will arrive in southern Turkey and then in Syria.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that a civilian cargo ship from a country in South Asia carrying 65 containers of aid left the port city of Karachi while Islamabad continued to be one of the countries that sent rescue personnel to the front lines of search and rescue operations Pakistani relief cargo ship departs for Syria and Turkey earthquake.
Tents for Turkiye and 15,000 ration bags are among the relief items that weigh more than 1,000 tons. According to MoFA officials, the country’s top natural disaster agency is overseeing relief efforts, and special chartered cargo flights will soon begin.
#NDMApk sailed off 65 Containers with 1221 tons of load through Civ Ship for Quake-hit Turkiye & Syria
Shipment carrying 41 containers of 8200 winterized tents for Turkiye & 24 containers with 15000 ration bags for Syria. pic.twitter.com/myNEuwQ6UG
— NDMA PAKISTAN (@ndmapk) March 8, 2023
Prior to the disaster, a rescue team and a number of Pakistani planes carrying tents, blankets, and other relief supplies arrived in Turkey. With the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistan Embassy in Turkiye, Islamabad makes every effort to bring stranded Pakistani students home.