Islamabad, 9 October 2023 (TDI): Pakistan expressed deep sadness and condolence over loss of precious lives and properties in devastating earthquake that hit Western regions of Afghanistan, on October 7.

A statement made by the Foreign Office spokesperson that they extend their sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones and wish for the quick and complete recovery of the injured.

The statement added that Pakistan stood in complete solidarity with the brothers and sisters in Afghanistan during this difficult time.

Furthermore, they added that Pakistan is in contact with the Afghan authorities to get a first-hand assessment of the urgent needs of those affected by the earthquake.

Pakistan will extend all possible support to the recovery effort, said by Foreign Office spokesperson.

Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwar Ul Haq Kakar, has also conveyed profound sorrow and grief regarding the devastating earthquake in Herat, Afghanistan.

On Monday, the Prime Minister expressed, “Our hearts go out to the affected communities. We stand in solidarity with the Afghans during this difficult time.”

The Prime Minister said that he has instructed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to send maximum support to the affected in the earthquake-hit Afghanistan.

According to Anwar Ul Haq Kakar, the Afghan government has requested the delivery of a medical team, a field hospital, 50 tents, and 500 blankets.

He added that, in accordance with his orders, all of the requested items, along with additional relief supplies, would be dispatched this afternoon.

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The 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Herat City in the western Herat province.

Moreover, it is believed to have caused the deaths of more than 2,500 people in Afghanistan and left thousands more injured.

Additionally, it resulted in the destruction of 1,320 homes.