Pakistan grieved over loss of lives in Iran and Turkey due to earthquake.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson issued statement to offer condolences on behalf of the government and nation of Pakistan.
Pakistan grieved over loss
Pakistan has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of several lives, numerous injuries and damage to property.
Earthquake hit parts of Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to the FO’s statement, government and the people of Pakistan are deeply saddened over the earthquake that hit parts of Iran and eastern Turkey.
Pakistan offer profound condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and pray for the early recovery of those injured in this natural calamity.
The FO says: “We stand by the brotherly people of Iran and Turkey in this hour of grief and are ready to provide all possible support and assistance.”
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit West Azarbaijan province of Iran near the city of Khoy. People of Tabriz and Orumiyeh also felt the quake.
Governor of West Azarbaijan Province Mohammad Mahdi Shahriari said that the quake hit the village houses some of which destroyed and some damaged partially.
He added that rescue and relief operations are underway in the disaster-hit area.
Secretary of the Crisis Management Committee of Khoy, Ismail Salem Khoie said that quake injuried 30 people.