Pakistan conveys condolence on deaths in Indonesia quake

President Alvi, PM Shehbaz and Foreign Minister Bilawal express deep grief over loss of precious lives in calamity

News Desk November 21, 2022

President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed deep grief over the loss of precious lives caused by an earthquake in an Indonesian main island on Monday.

According to the media reports, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Cianjur town in West Java that has killed at least 160 people and injured hundreds others.

The president expressed solidarity with the government and people of Indonesia, saying, “Pakistan and its people stand by Indonesia in this distressing moment.”

Read more: Indonesia quake kills over 160, search for survivors continues

He prayed to Allah Almighty for peace to the departed souls and early recovery of those injured in the calamity.

Prime Minister Shehbaz also expressed his condolences with Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the loss of lives caused by the devastating earthquake in the country’s Java region.

“Saddened by the tragic loss of precious lives in an earthquake that struck Java region of Indonesia,” the prime minister said in a message posted on his Twitter account.

“We, in Pakistan, offer our heartfelt condolences and most sincere sympathies to H.E. President Joko Widodo, the bereaved families and the brotherly people of Indonesia,” he added.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal has also expressed his grief and condolences over the loss of lives caused by the earthquake in Indonesia.

“Tragic news of the earthquake and resultant loss of precious lives in Indonesia. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers for our Indonesian brothers and sisters, especially families of the victims,” the foreign minister said in a Twitter post.


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