Ankara, 15th March 2023
THREE FLIGHTS BRING HUNDREDS OF TONS OF EARTHQUAKE RELIEF SUPPLIES TO TURKIYE FROM PAKISTAN IN A DAY
A special chartered flight operation launched by the Government of Pakistan to ensure delivery of earthquake relief supplies in the month of March continues to deliver essential 50000 tents to Turkiye at a fast pace. On average, over 2400 tents are being transported to Turkiye daily. Today, three flights carrying 1200, 1400 and 1200 tents each arrived at Adana.
Since 11 March 2023, 9800 tents have been delivered to Turkiye through 8 flights.
Factories in Pakistan are working at full capacity to ensure mass production of winterized, water and fire proof tents to meet the requirements of the quake affectees in Turkiye.
Under the directions of the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif all three transport routes i.e air, road and railways are being used.
In addition to this special flight series, 10 aircrafts have brought relief assistance goods to Turkiye . It includes three Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130, one PAF IL-78 , one Turkish Military aircraft, two Turkish cargo, three PIA Chartered flight. Furthermore, relief goods are being sent through belly space available on regular PIA flights to Istanbul. Also, a 21- truck convoy delivered approx 275 tons of relief goods to Malatya in the month of February. Three ships carrying earthquake relief supplies are enroute to Turkiye, which will arrive at Mersin in third week of March.
Pakistan will continue its relief operations till complete recovery and rehabilitation, as stated by Prime Minister Sharif.