The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to express solidarity with the devastating earthquake-hit people of Türkiye, Syria and Lebanon. The Upper House in the motion urged the prime minister, government and non-governmental organisations to rush medical and other humanitarian assistance to the affected people of Türkiye. The chairman Senate requested Senator Yusuf Raza Gillani to move the motion before the House. Senator Gillani read out the motion loudly saying, “The Senate of Pakistan reflecting the sentiments of the people of Pakistan, expresses its grief, sympathy and solidarity with the people and Government of brotherly Türkiye on the devastating earthquake and the resultant loss of lives and property. Our hearts go out to our affected brethren in Syria and Lebanon, who are also affected by this international tragedy.” The motion underlined that the House also urged the prime minister to immediately leave for Türkiye with relief goods to demonstrate solidarity with the people and Government of Türkiye. “The People of Pakistan fondly remember that Türkiye was in the forefront rushing in to support the people of Pakistan during our own devastating earthquake of October 2005. We stand with the people of Türkiye in this hour of grief and tragedy,” he added. The Senate session also reverberated with lawmakers highlighting the rights violations in Balochistan and the many other problems of its people.