Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephones Pakistani counterpart Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday and offered condolences to the bereaved families of Friday’s deadly plane crash.
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Earlier on Friday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane flying from Lahore to Karachi with 99 people on board, crashed near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in the densely populated area of Model Colony. Two passengers miraculously survived the deadly crash and 97 died.
According to a press release, Turkish President said Turkey would stand by Pakistan in every difficult time. He also extended the best wishes of the government and people of Turkey for the people of Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
President Alvi reciprocated heartfelt Eid greetings to President Erdogan and the people of Turkey and expressed hope that the current challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic would be overcome soon.
He thanked his counterpart for looking after Pakistani nationals during this difficult time and sending personal protective equipment against Covid-19.
President of Pakistan also appreciated Erdogan’s message of abiding solidarity after the unfortunate airplane crash in Karachi.
“Such heartwarming messages from Turkey are manifest of historic fraternal bonds existing between the two countries and have provided the source of strength to the bereaved families,” the statement read.
The president reiterated that Pakistan on its part would continue to nurture time-tested and un-paralleled fraternal relations between the two countries
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