Pakistan’ Imran Khan condemns Sri Lankan terror attacks, offers condolences to victim’ families

Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, during which Khan condemned the heinous and cowardly series of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that has claimed the lives of more than 359 people.

According to Dawn news reports, Khan conveyed his condolences to the victim’s families and also prayed for the fast recovery of the wounded people.

Khan stated the people of Pakistan felt intense sorrow over the loss of precious lives and “stand with their Sri Lankan brethren at this hour of grief”.

Khan said terrorism knows no religion, no boundaries and poses a threat to the entire region’s and the world’s peace.

Khan said Pakistan criticizes terrorism in all manifestations and forms, and will also continue to offer every possible assistance and support for the elimination of terrorism.

Khan also reiterated Islamabad’s offer of support to Sri Lanka towards counterterrorism measures in the nation.

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