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PM Shehbaz sends condolences to Chinese President

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visits Chinese Embassy in Islamabad. Source: APP.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visits Chinese Embassy in Islamabad to express solidarity after a suicide blast in Karachi killed three Chinese nationals.

The prime minister met with Chinese Charge d’Affaires Pang Chunxue and express his expressed regret and condolences.Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif also wrote a special message of condolence to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The prime minister expressed sorrow and grief over the death of Chinese residents in a van blast at Karachi University. “The entire Pakistani nation is in shock and grief over the brutal attack on its ‘Iron Brothers,” the prime minister said

He said the whole of Pakistan extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the fovernment, people and families of the victims Strongly condemning this act of terrorism, he said Pakistan is determined to eradicate all forms of terrorism from its soil.

PM calls CM Sindh

Earlier after the blast, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives.

“I am deeply grieved on the loss of precious lives including of our Chinese friends in the heinous attack in Karachi today. My heartfelt condolences go to the bereaved families. I strongly condemn this cowardly act of terrorism. The perpetrators will surely be brought to justice,” he tweeted.

PM Shehbaz also made a telephone call to Sindh CM and assured him of full cooperation in the investigations. The prime minister directed the chief minister to ensure the best medical facilities for the injured.

The prime minister said that terrorists are enemies of Pakistan. He vowed to eliminate the remainder of terrorists through collective efforts and unity. He directed for the provision of the best medical facilities to the injured.

Condolences

Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf and Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram have also condemned the blast. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his sorrow over the incident and sent heartfelt condolences to the people of China on behalf of Pakistan.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan also condemned the blast and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. He also sent his condolences to the bereaved family members of the deceased.

Foreign Office spokesperson also expressed strong disapproval of the attack and said that the government and people of Pakistan extend their deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of victims who lost their lives in the incident.

“The law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice. Local authorities are also providing all possible assistance to the injured,” the FO said in a statement.

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