Pakistan condemns terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Published: April 21, 2019
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Pakistan on Sunday condemned a series of coordinated terror attacks in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo that claimed the lives of over 200 people and left hundreds more injured.

“Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief,” said Prime Minister Imran Khan in a message offering condolences and support.

 

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who reached Tokyo on Sunday, spoke to Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and strongly condemned the attacks. “Sri Lanka has fought a long and hard battle against terrorism. We stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Sri Lanka in their hour of grief and sorrow,” he tweeted earlier.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal‏ also released a statement on Twitter.

“People and government of Pakistan stand by people and government of Sri Lanka at this moment of tragedy and against terror,” said Dr Faisal.

Fawad Chaudhry, who was recently sacked as information minister, posted a unique condemnation message.

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari offered support to Sri Lankans and “all the families for whom Easter has become one of mourning.”

Former finance minister Asad Umar urged the world to wage a joint fight as “no country or followers of any religion are safe from terror”.

Condemnation also came from the other side of Pakistan’s political spectrum as Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj ul Haq offered condolences and solidarity in a tweet.

 

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