Islamabad: Pakistan government quickly responded to requests for international assistance after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Initially, Pakistan govt decided not to take loan from Turkey until next month to help Turkey, however, after being criticised by other countries, Pakistan sent search and rescue teams to Turkey.
Reportedly, the Pakistan rescue team ended up searching something else. Turkey reporter claims that the rescue team from Pakistan forgets to rescue people stuck under debris in Turkey after they find huge amount of flour and breads under a collapsed restaurant.
Turkey leading news paper, Hürriyet Daily News, reported the incident with the headline “Pakistan sent search and rescue teams to search relief materials in Turkey“.
Speaking to The Fauxy, one Pakistan rescue team member said “We have been sent here saying that the situation in Turkey is grave, but upon reaching here we believe rescue teams from other countries should be sent to Pakistan because situation there is more grave, people are dying of hunger”
Indian fact-checkers says the pPakistani rescue team member’s claim is misleading as Pakistan was ranked above India and many other countries in Global Hunger Index.