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No Pakistani national has died in Turkiye and Syria earthquake, says Foreign Office

Pakistani Embassy in Turkiye is making arrangements for return of 19 students

No Pakistani national has died, so far, in the devastating earthquake that shook Turkiye and Syria on Monday morning, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said: “So far we have not received information about casualties. Our missions are in contact with local authorities and the Pakistani community.”

In a tweet on Wednesday, the Pakistan Embassy in Turkiye informed that “19 Pakistani students, who were present in earthquake-hit Gaziantep, have been transported and provided accommodation in Adana.”

Meanwhile, the embassy was making arrangements for them to return to Pakistan soon.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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