Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul; re-affirms solidarity with Turkey
Islamabad - It is with deep sorrow and grief that we have learnt about the terrorist explosions in the Beşiktas district of Istanbul in which reportedly precious lives of 27 policemen and 2 civilians have been lost and 166 are wounded.
Pakistan condemns this heinous act of terrorism in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost their loved ones. We extend our profound sympathies and condolences to the brotherly people and Government of Turkey. We also pray for the speedy recovery of those injured.
The government and people of Pakistan express complete solidarity with Turkey in its fight against terrorism and reaffirm the belief that those seeking to disturb Turkey's peace, stability and internal harmony would never succeed. We have no doubt that the brotherly people of Turkey would decisively defeat the scourge of terrorism with their unshakable resolve and continue on the path of peace, security and prosperity.
Pakistan also reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
11 December 2016
Embassy of Pakistan