Sunday, October 24, 2021

Qureshi visits Sri Lankan High Commission, offers condolence on Easter attacks


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visited Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad on Friday to offer condolence over the loss of precious lives in terrorist attacks in the island country, Radio Pakistan reported.

The minister wrote a condolence message on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan in Visitors’ Book at the High Commission.

Condemning the suicide attacks on the occasion of Easter, Qureshi said “Pakistan expresses solidarity with its friendly country Sri Lanka and is standing by it in this difficult moment.”

He asserted that Pakistan is ready to provide any assistant to Sri Lanka.

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels killed more than 250 people and wounded over 500 including foreigners.

In an interview to a news outlet of India,  Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said if necessary, his country will seek Pakistan’s help to trace and eliminate the terrorists behind the Easter Sunday bombings which killed hundreds of people.

Referring to devastating series of blasts, he said, “I see this tragic event as further strengthening the trust that exists between our countries [Pakistan and Sri Lanka] and increasing cooperation.”


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