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* Pakistan offers assistance to Sri Lanka in counter terrorism measures
Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 10:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 24, Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan today telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

The Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and profound prayers for the speedy recovery of the wounded, Prime Minister's office said in a press release.

The Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the people of Pakistan were deeply grieved over the loss of precious lives and stood with their Sri Lankan brethren at this hour of grief.

"Being the worst sufferers of terrorism, we can feel the pain of our Sri Lankan brethren," he said.

The Prime Minister said that terrorism knows no boundaries, no religion and threatens the peace of entire region and the world.

He said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and will continue to provide every possible support for elimination of this menace.

The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan's offer of assistance to Sri Lanka towards counter terrorism measures.

Pakistan President Dr. Arif Alvi also telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart President Maithripala Sirisena today and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that struck churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

He conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and offered prayers for speedy recovery of the wounded.

"I condole with bereaved families, with the government and the people of Sri Lanka. Pakistan stands with them in their moment of grief."

The President affirmed that the people and government of Pakistan stand in complete solidarity with their Sri Lankan brethren.

Reaffirming unwavering support to Sri Lanka, the President reiterated Pakistan's offer of all possible assistance in its counter-terrorism measures.


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