President Mamnoon, PM Nawaz condemn Istanbul blasts
December 11, 2016
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in bomb blasts in Turkey. In his message, President Mamnoon 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 also strongly condemned the bomb blasts. The president said that Pakistan and Turkey will continue joint efforts for the eradication of the menace of terrorism. He said Pakistan stands by the Turkish government and the people in this hour of grief. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Istanbul city of Turkey on Sunday. He said 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. The prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and swift recovery of those injured in the terrorist attack. He said terrorism is a common threat and must be fought with collective efforts. The Prime Minister reiterated that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. At least 30 people have been killed and 166 injured in two explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Turkish officials, the blasts, believed to be a car bomb and a suicide bomb, had targeted police officers.