ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in twin bomb blasts in Turkey.
While condemning the blasts, President Mamnoon Hussain in his message commiserated with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of the deceased and early recovery of the injured.
He said Pakistan and Turkey will continue joint efforts for the eradication of the menace of terrorism.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also strongly condemned the terrorist attack, saying the people and government of Pakistan are deeply saddened and stand in complete solidarity with the people and government of Turkey at this critical moment.
He said terrorism is a common threat and must be fought with collective efforts.
The premier reiterated that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria extended profound sympathies and condolences to the brotherly people and Government of Turkey.
The spokesperson said those seeking to disturb Turkey’s peace, stability and internal harmony would never succeed.— Radio Pakistan