Islamabad, 7 June 2016: We have learned with deep anguish and sadness about the terrorist attack in Istanbul’s Beyazit district today. Reports indicate that 7 police officers and 4 civilians have lost their lives, while more than 30 people are injured.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and to the brotherly people and government of Turkey. We also wish the speediest recovery for the injured.
Pakistan condemns this terrorist act in the strongest terms and reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations. As always, Pakistan stands in strong solidarity with the fraternal people of Turkey and is sure in its belief that they will succeed in their resolute fight against terrorism and will defeat this scourge decisively.