PM, COAS slam terrorist attacks

Staff Reporter

London/Rawalpindi—Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and said Pakistan shares the pain and grief of their Saudi brethren.
“The government and people of Pakistan are deeply shocked and saddened over the terrorist attacks in the holy land and share the pain and grief of their Saudi brethren,” the Prime Minister said.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of the attacks and their families,” the Prime Minister said in a message.
The Prime Minister prayed for the swift recovery of those injured in the attack.
Referring to the increasing acts of terrorism and extremism across the continents Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the international community in general and Ummah in particular to forge unity at this critical moment to foil the nefarious designs of the terrorists.
“We need to renew collective efforts to fight the menace of terrorism,” Nawaz Sharif said.
Reiterating Pakistan’s condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan stands firm against every act of terrorism.
Meanwhile, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Tuesday called Saudi Defence Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman over phone and condemned terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia.
An Inter-Services Public Relations communique said the army cheif sympathised with the families of attack victims, adding, “We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Saudi brothers in fighting the menace of terrorism.”
Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria condemned the attacks and expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia, saying the kingdom valued the contributions of Pakistani guest workers.
“Terrorism is a global phenomenon and is not country- or people-specific,” Zakaria said.

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