On October 29 (Wednesday), an earthquake registering magnitude 6.5 occurred in Pakistan with the epicenter about 70 kilometers north of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province. The earthquake caused 150 deaths, 300-400 injuries and affected 35,000 people. Large-scale landslides have damaged roads and bridges of the affected area. While making utmost efforts on its own for the relief of the victims, the Government of Pakistan has requested emergency assistance from the Government of Japan.
The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view and in light of the friendly relations between Japan and Pakistan.