Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack in Turkey that left 50 people dead on the previous night. Islamabad also reaffirmed solidarity with Ankara.
“The government and people of Pakistan are deeply anguished and saddened by the news of the latest terrorist attack in Turkey, targeting a wedding ceremony in the city of Gaziantep,” the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said.
The blast also left more than 90 persons injured.
“The heartlessness of this brutality is evident from the fact that a celebration was turned into mourning. Pakistan condemns this despicable act of terrorism in the strongest possible terms,” a ministry statement said.
“We extend our profound sympathies and condolences to the brotherly people and government of Turkey. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost their loved ones. We also pray for the speediest recovery of the wounded,” Xinhua news agency reported citing the statement.
“We have no doubt that those seeking to disturb the peace, stability and internal harmony of Turkey would never succeed. We remain firm in our belief that the fraternal people of Turkey would decisively defeat the scourge of terrorism with their resolute will and unshakable resolve,” the statement said.
“For its part, like always, Pakistan remains in abiding solidarity with Turkey as it wages its valiant struggle against terrorism, works to preserve its peace and harmony, and perseveres in its journey of progress and prosperity,” it said.