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Pakistan wanted to stop India’s help to Turkey, Turkey blew Pak to smithereens

Updated: February 9, 2023 1:46 pm

Turkey and Syria have been devastated by the earthquake on Monday. After the devastation, countries around the world have offered help to Syria and Turkey in solidarity. Countries around the world are sending relief materials and rescue teams to Turkey. India is also helping both the countries under ‘Operation Dost’.

Meanwhile, Pakistan tried to convert this disaster into an opportunity, which backfired. In fact, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced a visit to the capital Ankara to show his solidarity with Turkey. But according to the report, earthquake-affected Turkey refused to host Shahbaz Sharif, giving a blow to Pakistan at the international and diplomatic level. After this, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif had to postpone his visit to Turkey. Here it is worth mentioning that when India sent the relief team to Turkey, Pakistan refused India to use its air space.

A day after the devastating earthquake, Pakistan’s Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb issued a statement on Twitter saying, “Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will leave for Ankara tomorrow morning to visit Turkey. He will express his condolences to President Ardoan.
For this reason, the APC meeting called on Thursday is being postponed. A new date will be announced after consultation with allies.”

However, a few hours after his tweet, Azam Jameel, former special assistant to the Prime Minister of Turkey, tweeted and refused to host Pakistan’s PM Shahbaz Sharif.

He wrote in tweeting, “Turkey wants to take care of the citizens of its country only at this time. So please send relief workers only.”

Pakistan has attributed the cancellation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to the ongoing relief work and bad weather after the earthquake in Turkey.

Pakistan’s Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb said, “The visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been postponed in view of the ongoing relief work after the massive earthquake. The Prime Minister has decided to set up a Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to support the earthquake victims of his brother country Turkey in their difficult times. Apart from this, the cabinet has announced to donate one month’s salary to the relief fund. The prime minister has appealed for generous help to our brother country Turkey.”

According to Pakistani English news website ‘The Tribune Express’, “Official sources said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif was to leave for Turkey. But due to bad weather and relief efforts, the visit was postponed due to Turkey’s engagements.” PM Shahbaz’s visit is expected to be rescheduled and new dates will be announced later.”

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