Pakistan dispatches second exclusive cargo aircraft carrying relief to Turkiye.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as directed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, sent off the second exclusive cargo aircraft for Turkiye with another 90 tonnes of 1,200 winterised fire-resistant family tents on Sunday.

The relief is part of Pakistan's assistance to quake-hit Turkiye through Special Air Cargo Flight Operation, according to press release.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) Khawaja Hassan was accompanying the relief cargo.

On Saturday, the first aircraft with 90 tonnes of winterised tents was sent off by Federal Minister for Education Rana Tanveer, which had already been received in Adana.

Both flights are part of special air bridge operations which will fly more than 34 chartered cargo aircrafts for dispatching tents to the brotherly country.

The 7.8-magnitude quake that struck on February 6 and its aftershocks have claimed more than 45,000 lives in Turkiye and killed over 5,000 in neighbouring Syria.

The World Bank has estimated that the devastating quake, which flattened entire cities, caused damage worth over $34 billion in Turkiye, with recovery likely to double that sum.

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