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Pak assistance, search and rescue team reaches Türkiye

ISLAMABAD: On the instructions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif a special plane carrying humanitarian assistance reached Türkiye.

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

Moreover, a PIA aircraft carrying 50 people (including personnel of Rescue 1122) and 15 tonnes of assistance also landed in Türkiye.

15 tonnes of humanitarian aid has also been dispatched to Istanbul from Lahore.

The assistance includes winter tents, blankets, and other essential items.

From Wednesday 8th of February, every day a PIA flight carrying 15 tonnes of humanitarian assistance will be sent from Islamabad and Lahore to Türkiye and Syria.

Teams from the Pakistan Ministry of Health and army medical corps will also lend helping hand to the people of the two countries.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.