According to Emergency Relief Cell of the Cabinet Division‚ the relief items have sent to Iran to express the solidarity and sympathy with the Iranian brothers and to help them in this hour of need.
The relief consignment consists of tents‚ blankets and plastic mats.
The high Commissioner of Pakistan in Iran handed over the relief assistance to concerned officials of the Iranian government.
The tremors leveled scores of homes and businesses near Tabriz.
Iran's state run news agency reports that more than three hundred people have been killed and another three thousand injured in the quake.
Meanwhile‚ authorities have launched a massive relief operation to reach out to the population affected by the quake.
More than twenty thousand people have been rendered homeless and the local Government in Tabreiz is organizing relief supplies for them.
Supply of drinking water‚ bread and arranging blankets and tents along with the supply of medicines and surgical aid for those injured has been taken up on war footings.
The disruption in telecom links and location of villages in far off areas has made the task difficult.
Azerbaijan has sent the first consignment of humanitarian supplies for quake affectees of Iran.
The aid supply includes foodstuff such as flour‚ rice‚ sugar‚ cooking oil‚ and pasta as well as blankets and tents.
Meanwhile‚ another earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richter scale shook Varzaqan‚ near the provincial capital city of Tabriz in northwest Iran today.
However‚ there were no reports of any damage or casualties.
This he said in two separate letters addressed to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatullah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Expressing heartfelt condolences on loss of precious life he said that he was confident that the Iranian nation will deal with this challenge.
The President said that the Government and the people of Pakistan stand ready to extend every possible assistance to the victims to alleviate their sufferings.
Reiterating that Pakistan stands with the people and government of Iran‚ the Prime Minister expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and those who were displaced by the earthquake.
The Iranian Government has announced two days of national mourning over the killing.
Meanwhile‚ Iran has stepped up relief operations after the two quakes around Tabriz.
Iran's Red Crescent has provided six thousand tents to some sixteen thousand people left homeless.
Authorities say the search and rescue operations have ended because most residents are accounted for.
The United States while expressing condolences on the earthquake in Iran has offered assistance for the affectees.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Ahar in East Azerbaijan province at 16:00 hours local time (1130GMT) Saturday. The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 46.8 degrees in longitude and 38.4 degrees in latitude.
Almost an hour later another quake with magnitude 6 on the Richter scale jolted Varzaqan at 17:04 hours local time (1234GMT) in the same province. The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 46.7 degrees in longitude and 38.4 degrees in latitude.
Iran's Deputy Interior Minister Hassan Qaddami told FNA on Sunday that 250 people have been killed by the two earthquakes.
"A number of 110 villages have been damaged‚" he stated.
Also‚ local officials said that 12 villages have been destroyed completely in Varzaqan region.
Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth's crust‚ and is prone to frequent earthquakes‚ many of which have been devastating.
The officials say all links to the affected regions near the city of Tabriz are reported to have been cut with around sixty villages are said to be badly damaged.
Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the streets after Saturday's quakes in fear of more aftershocks‚ 40 of which have already struck.
Casualty figures are expected to rise‚ Iranian officials said‚ as some of the injured were in critical condition while others were still trapped under the rubble inaccessible to rescue workers hampered by darkness in the first hours after the quakes.
Other images showed massive destruction wrought by the earthquakes and rescue workers digging people out of the rubble‚ some alive‚ many dead.
Iran is situated on major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years‚ including a 6.6 magnitude quake in 2003 that reduced the historic southeastern city of Bam to dust and killed more than 25‚000 people.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured Saturday's first quake at 6.4 magnitude and said it struck 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9 km (6.2 miles). A second quake measuring 6.3 struck 49 km (30 miles) northeast of Tabriz 11 minutes later at a similar depth.
Ghadami said 250 people had been killed and about 1‚800 injured‚ Fars reported. A local emergency official told the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) that about 2‚000 people were believed to be injured.
The second quake struck near the town of Varzaghan. "The quake was so intense that people poured into the streets through fear‚" said the news agency Fars.
In their separate messages of condolence to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‚ they offered assistance to the government and people of Iran.
Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf has directed the concerned Pakistani authorities to immediately contact their counterparts in Iran and determine the nature and the kind of assistance which Pakistan can extend to the people of Tabriz.
He said natural calamities pose a serious challenge to all our countries as no region is immune to it. He said we need to develop a comprehensive strategy at the national‚ regional and international levels in order to deal with natural disasters. COLLAPSED BUILDINGS
Hundreds of people were rescued from under the rubble of collapsed buildings but nightfall severely disrupted emergency efforts.
"Unfortunately there are still a number of people trapped in the rubble but finding them is very difficult because of the darkness‚" Fars quoted the national emergency head Gholam Reza Masoumi as saying.
IRNA quoted Bahram Samadirad‚ a provincial official from the coroner's office‚ as saying: "Since some people are in a critical condition ... it is possible for the number of casualties to rise."
Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar has arrived in the area and was holding meetings with local officials meant to coordinate the emergency response‚ ISNA reported.
The hospital in Varzaghan‚ staffed by just two doctors and with shortages of medical supplies and food‚ was struggling to cope with about 500 injured‚ the Mehr news agency reported.
The earthquakes struck in East Azerbaijan province‚ a mountainous region that neighbors Azerbaijan and Armenia to the north and is predominantly populated by ethnic Azeris - a significant minority in Iran.
Its capital‚ Tabriz‚ is a major city and trading hub far from Iran's oil-producing areas and known nuclear facilities. Buildings there are substantially built and the Iranian Students' News Agency said nobody in the city had been killed or hurt.
Homes and business premises in Iranian villages‚ however‚ are often made of concrete blocks or mud brick that can crumble and collapse in a strong quake.
Hospitals in Tabriz took in many of the injured from the surrounding villages‚ and city residents left their homes and crowded the streets following the two quakes‚ residents said.
"We were in our home on the sixth floor when the earthquake struck‚" said Massood‚ a Tabriz resident who spoke to Reuters by phone. "It took a very long time. For about 40‚ 45 seconds everything was shaking and we were ready for the building to collapse‚ but nothing happened."
His family was leaving their home and was in the stairwell when the second earthquake struck‚ Massood said. Ambulances were crowding a major Tabriz hospital from about midnight onward‚ he said‚ and a sizeable aftershock around 3 a.m. local time brought people out of their homes again.
"I was just on the phone talking to my mother when she said‚ 'There's just been an earthquake'‚ then the line was cut‚" one woman from Tabriz‚ who lives outside Iran‚ wrote on Facebook.
"God‚ what has happened? After that I couldn't get through. God has also given me a slap‚ and it was very hard."
Red Crescent official Mahmoud Mozafar was quoted by Mehr news agency as saying about 16‚000 people in the quake-hit area had been given emergency shelter.
Iranian health minister Marzieh Vahid Dastejerdi said the government had dispatched 48 ambulances and 500 blood bags to the worst affected areas‚ IRNA reported.
Officials said distribution of emergency shelter was ongoing and a field hospital was being set up in Varzaghan on Sunday to treat the injured.
Fars quoted Iranian lawmaker Abbas Falahi as saying he believed rescue workers had not yet been able to reach between 10 and 20 villages. Falahi said people in the region were in need of bread‚ tents and drinking water.
A local provincial official warned of more aftershocks over the next 48 hours and urged people in the area to stay outdoors.
The Turkish Red Crescent said it was sending a truck full of emergency supplies to the border. Turkey's Foreign Ministry said it had informed Iran it was ready to help.
(Additional reporting by Marcus George‚ Yeganeh Torbati and Zahra Hossenian; Writing by Andrew Torchia and Marcus George Editing by Ralph Gowling and Todd Eastham)