Stand in solidarity with UK govt, people: PM Nawaz Sharif

Stand in solidarity with UK govt, people: PM Nawaz Sharif


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the terrorist attack in London resulting in loss of precious lives and injuries to many.

In a statement denouncing the terrorist attack on Sunday, the Prime Minister said we [the people of Pakistan] stand in solidarity with the people and government of United Kingdom.

He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the people and government of Pakistan stand in solidarity with the United Kingdom and its people in this hour of grief.

He reiterated Pakistan’s stance that terrorism is a global menace and as a common challenge it needs to be tackled with collective effort and cooperation.

Three assailants stabbed people at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van Saturday, killing at least seven in a “terrorist” attack in central London before armed officers shot all three dead.

More than 30 casualties were rushed to hospitals in the area, according to the London Ambulance Service.

The attack came just five days ahead of a general election and just minutes after the end of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus in an area teeming with bars where many fans were watching the football on television.

Britain is on high alert only 12 days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, north-west England and ahead of Thursday´s general election, in which security is a major theme.-Web Desk