PM Imran Khan expresses solidarity with Turkey over devastating wildfires

PM Imran Khan has expressed solidarity with Turkey over tragic loss of lives and property due to devastating wildfires across the country.

We stand with the government and people of Turkey and share in their sorrow at the tragic loss of life in the wildfires tragedy, tweeted PM Imran Khan.

The prime minister also reassured that Pakistan stands ready to offer any help that the Turkish government and people may need at this difficult time.

Prior to this, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had also conveyed his condolences and over the loss of lives in Turkey due to wildfires.

The development comes as Turkey is battling around 70 wildfires across 17 provinces in the country’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.

Turkey’s government announced that 57 of the fires had been contained or entirely put out by Friday morning.

Turkish Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli has said that fires were still raging in the provinces of Osmaniye, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Adana, Mersin and Kutahya.

three planes, nine drones, 38 helicopters, 680 firefighting vehicles and 4,000 personnel were involved in the ongoing firefighting efforts.

Meanwhile, the death toll from wildfires in Turkey has risen to four as thousands of firefighters battle blazes for a third day in a row after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels.