Pakistani planes continue to airlift tents to Türkiye’s southern Adana province for quake victims.
“On average, over 2,400 tents are being transported to Turkiye daily. Three flights carrying 1,200, 1,400, and 1,200 tents each arrived at Türkiye’s Adana” on Wednesday, the Pakistani Embassy in Ankara said in a statement.
The Pakistani government has launched a special chartered flight to expedite the transfer of 50,000 tents to Türkiye in March, it added.
On Thursday, the 9th and 10th planes carrying 1,200 tents each for quake victims arrived in Adana, while since Saturday, a total of 12,200 tents have been delivered to Türkiye via 10 chartered planes.
To provide winterized, water and fireproof tents to the quake victims in Türkiye, factories in Pakistan are “working at full capacity to ensure mass production.”
Under the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, all three transport routes, including air, road, and railways are being used. Also, 10 aircraft have brought relief assistance goods to Türkiye. Furthermore, relief goods are being sent through belly space available on regular flights to Istanbul, it said.
Moreover, a 21-truck convoy delivered around 275 tons of relief goods to Malatya in February, while three ships sailing with earthquake relief supplies from Pakistan’s Karachi Port are expected to arrive in Mersin this month.