ANKARA: Special prayers were held for our Turkish brothers affected by earthquake at an event held at Pakistan Embassy Ankara. The event was initially organized to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day, to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people in their just and legitimate struggle for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.
Expressing solidarity with Kashmir, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkiye , Dr Yousaf Junaid reiterated unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to people of Kashmir until the resolution of the dispute in accordance with UNSC resolutions and aspiration of the Kashmiri people. He called on the international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for gross human rights violations in Kashmir and fulfil the promise made by the United Nations to the Kashmiri people.
Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Dr. Yousaf Junaid expressed heartfelt condolences over the loss of precious lives and devastating damages to property from earthquake in Turkiye. Ambassador Junaid reaffirmed complete solidarity with Turkish brethren in his hour of grief and stated that rescue and relief teams along with relief assistance from Pakistan will reach Turkiye very soon.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered condolences and expressed solidarity with the people and government of Türkiye in this trying time during a telephone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan