Pakistan Army is busy in rescue efforts in Turkey after the country was struck by a deadly earthquake. Video clips of the Pakistan Army helping a trapped civilian out of the rubble under a collapsed building have gone viral.
On Tuesday, the Turkish Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir, ordered two rescue teams to Turkey as the country struggles with the devastating effects of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Netizens applauded the army for its brave rescue efforts as the country grapples with the devastating aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit southern Turkey and Syria.
The military leadership of Pakistan has expressed deep sympathy for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey. This was stated by the media wing of the army (ISPR), as it announced that two Pakistan Army rescue teams had left to support the ongoing rescue efforts.
The assistance teams arrived in Turkey in the early hours of Tuesday morning on a C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the Pakistan Air Force. They will remain there until the end of the operation.
According to ISPR, Pakistan Army is currently supporting the Urban Search and Rescue Team. This team includes search equipment and specialists as well as sniffer dogs and search equipment. A medical team includes army doctors, nurses staff, and technicians.
Additional aid supplies, including tents, blankets, and a mobile hospital for 30 people, have been sent. However, Pakistan Army is unable to send the same aid supplies to Syria as the United States of America (USA) has not yet removed its harsh sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.