Pakistan to ship 171,000 tents to quake-hit Turkiye: PM

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday stated Pakistan would ship 171,000 tents for the earthquake affectees of Turkiye.

Throughout a gathering with a delegation of tent producers, right here, he stated it needs to be ensured that tents which might be despatched to Turkiye have been of worldwide requirements.

Session needs to be held with the Catastrophe Administration Presidency (AFAD) of Turkiye on the specs of the required tents, he added.

The Prime Minister additionally constituted a committee headed by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal to find out the standard of the tents.

The PM stated to be able to meet the rapid wants of Turkiye, tents needs to be despatched by way of the air route.

He stated a third-party validation needs to be performed to make sure the standard of tents earlier than sending from Pakistan.

He requested the tent producers to totally participate within the aid efforts for brothers and sisters in Turkiye and supply tents at decrease charges.

He stated Pakistan was sending meals, heat garments and dry milk for the earthquake victims in Syria.

The Prime Minister stated the rescue groups from Pakistan have been absolutely participating in actions within the earthquake-affected areas in Turkiye.

Pakistan and Turkiye had longstanding ties unfold over a long time, and regardless of its financial difficulties Pakistan would wholeheartedly assist brothers and sisters in Turkiye, he added.

The Prime Minister was informed that Pakistan had sufficient capability to make tents for the quake affectees of Turkiye and Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) was involved with Pakistan Tent Producers Affiliation on this regard.

It was informed that NDMA had 21,000 winter tents which might attain Turkiye within the first week of March by air and street.

PM Shehbaz directed that rapid steps needs to be taken for delivering tents in Turkiye and meals and heat garments in Syria.

Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of State Ayesha Ghous Pasha, Chairman NDMA Lt Common Inam Haider Malik, secretaries and Pakistan’s ambassadors in Turkiye and Syria attended the assembly.