A Pakistani singer recently released a song dedicated to the victims of the twin earthquake in Türkiye to show the fraternal bond between the two nations.
Asad Qureshi, a young Pakistani artist, composed and sang the song Türkiye Pakistan Kardeshiz, which is in Turkish.
“I came up with the idea of this song while observing the fundraising for earthquake victims in Türkiye,” the 25-year-old artist from the northeastern city of Lahore told Anadolu.
“I also participated in and organized several fundraising camps,” he added.
The official video for the song includes English subtitles, which translate the song to “Türkiye and Pakistan are brothers,” as well as visuals from the relief work provided by Islamabad to Ankara.
The song’s lyrics elaborated on the friendship and brotherly relations between both nations. Moreover, the song’s second half assures Turks that Pakistan will be there for them.
“The idea behind the song was to show solidarity with our Turkish brothers and disseminate the message that we are with them in this difficult and hard time,” Qureshi said.
The singer has composed songs about the brotherly relations between Pakistan, Türkiye, and Azerbaijan.
“All of my songs have a message of peace and unity among Muslim nations,” he said, adding that “the audience and even officials from other Muslim countries have praised my work. I look forward to more collaboration with my Turkish and Azerbaijani brothers.”
Many Pakistani artists expressed their solidarity with the people of Türkiye after the devastating earthquakes.
“The Turkish consulate in Pakistan has appreciated my work, and whenever I perform in public events, people always respect my work and dedication to building more healthy relationships between both countries,” Qureshi said.
On Feb. 6, magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 Turkish provinces – Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.
Over 50,000 people have died, and more than 13.5 million have been affected by earthquakes in Türkiye and many others in northern Syria. (Anadolu Agency)