ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed condolences with Lebanon a day after a powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 100 people and injured nearly 4,000.
“We express our sincere condolences to Govt. & people of Lebanon over loss of precious lives in #BeirutBlast & pray for early recovery of injured,” the foreign office said in a tweet, asking Pakistanis in need to reach out to the country’s embassy in Beirut.
Pakistan’s ministry of overseas Pakistanis said preliminary information showed all Pakistani Embassy personnel, their families and Overseas Pakistanis are safe in Beirut.
“Ministry has setup emergency helpline to assist OPs [overseas Pakistanis] in need of help.” the ministry posted, adding that there were around 1,000 Pakistanis based in Lebanon.
We express our sincere condolences to Govt. & people of Lebanon over loss of precious lives in #BeirutBlast & pray for early recovery of injured.
Any pakistanis in need can reach out to🇵🇰 Embassy in Beirut;
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) August 5, 2020