PM Imran Khan condemns terror attacks in Sri Lanka

PM Imran Khan condemns terror attacks in Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday strongly condemned the “horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday”.
“My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief,” he tweeted.
Earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson, Dr Mohammad Faisal stated that Pakistan condemns the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
“The people and Government of Pakistan stand by the people and Government of Sri Lanka at this moment of tragedy and against terror,” Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter.
Moreover, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari condemned the attack in a tweet, saying that terrorism needs a strong united global approach to be effectively defeated worldwide.
“We stand with our Sri Lankan brethren as they confront these brutal terrorist attacks,” Mazari said.
At least 160 people were killed and 400 people sustained critical wounds in Sri Lanka on Sunday, police sources told foreign news agency, when a string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches as worshippers attended Easter services.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit.
More than 50 people were killed in St. Sebastian’s gothic-style Catholic church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on the ground, blood on the pews and a destroyed roof.
Media reported 25 people were also killed in an attack on an evangelical church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province.
The three hotels hit were the Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. It was unclear whether there were any casualties in the hotels. …Agencies

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