Pakistan humanitarian aid to arrive in Iran

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - In response to the earthquake that struck the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian aid for the victims.

The Pakistan Air Force C-130 aircraft carrying the aid will arrive today at Mehrabad International Airport Tehran.

Pakistani ambassador to Iran Asif Ali Khan Durrani along with the staff of Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran will receive the aid. This is the first consignment of aid by any country to Iran.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the western province of Kermanshah and the regions bordering Iraq on Sunday night. The quake was felt in some neighboring states as well.

Based on the latest statistics, at least 436 people have been killed and over 9000 injured in quake-stricken areas in Iran.

Earlier Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Muhammad Faisal, while expressing grief on the tragic loss of precious human lives and injuries caused to hundreds of others by the devastating earthquake, said Pakistan has offered material support to the affectees of the quake and awaits a decision by the government of Iran on whether to accept international assistance or not.


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