Rescue 1122 team Pakistan receives a round of applause at airport in Turkey as they leave for Pakistan. The airport staff stood at the sides and clapped for the team as they walked to board the plane.
During the Pakistani rescue while operating in Adiyaman and Hatay, the team carried out live evacuations & facilitated many more with their expertise and equipment. An earthquake survivor from Turkey said the Rescue 1122 team took care of us with their heart. Adding that the team stayed with them for five days. “We were in pain and they helped us,” said the survivor named Fatima.
Pakistan, earlier this month, dispatched 6.7 tons of relief goods, primarily winterized tents, for Türkiye’s earthquake victims, the country’s disaster management authority said.
The fresh consignment, part of Islamabad’s ongoing support to the quake-hit citizens of Türkiye and Syria, was dispatched through a Pakistan International Airlines flight, said a statement from the National Disaster Management Authority.
With a loud round of public applause, team @Rescue1122Pak leaves for Pakistan.
While operating in Adiyaman and Hatay, the team carried out 6️⃣ live evacuations & facilitated many more with their expertise and equipment.
🇵🇰🇹🇷 Birlikte Güçlüyüz ‼️ pic.twitter.com/6ktvOll4mr
— Pakistan Embassy Türkiye (@PakinTurkiye) February 22, 2023
Read more: Pakistan continues to assist Türkiye quake victims
Islamabad has already dispatched over 150 tons of relief goods, including tents, clothes, and food items, aside from army and civilian-trained volunteers and rescue teams to Türkiye’s quake-stricken regions.
Several Pakistani charities, including Al-Khidmat Foundation, Baitussalam Welfare Trust, and Edhi Foundation, have also been engaged in the relief and rescue operations in different earthquake-hit areas.
Meanwhile, Jamat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s mainstream religious party, on Tuesday handed over the first installment of funds, a cheque for Rs 20 million ($75,000), to the Turkish Consul General in Karachi Cemal Sangu, for the earthquake victims.
The Jamat’s Karachi chief, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, visited the consulate and handed over the cheque.
A deadly earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6, followed by another 7.6 magnitude earthquake along with several aftershocks. It broke along about 100km of the fault line, causing serious damage to buildings near the fault.