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Quran Khwani, Dua and Vigil for Peshawar terrorist attack
 

To express solidarity with the victims of Peshawar terrorist attack, Pakistani, Turkish and international students in Turkey organized a candle lit vigil at Kizilay, Ankara’s downtown on 17 December 2014. Addressing the gathering, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Muhammad Haroon Shaukat expressed his gratitude to the Turkish people and leadership for their steadfast support and solidarity. He said Turkish support was a source of strength for the people of Pakistan in their hour of grief. He said declaring December 17 as a day of national mourning in Turkey to show solidarity with Pakistan demonstrated yet again the unique bonds of eternal friendship that exist between the two brotherly countries. Earlier, an eight member parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of Turkey-Pakistan Friendship Group in Turkish Parliament Mr. Burhan Kayaturk visited Pakistan Embassy and offered their condolences. Turkish civil and military leadership, civil society, and members of the diplomatic corps have also offered their condolences for the Peshawar terror attack. Hundreds of tearful Pakistanis, Turks and people of diverse nationalities gathered in Pakistan Embassy Ankara on 19 December. They recited Holy Quran, offered Fateha and then participated in candlelit vigil to pay tributes to the schoolchildren and staff killed in a brutal terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School. Ambassador Haroon Shaukat and all officers and staff and their families participated in recitation the Holy Quran and attended the vigil. Meanwhile, a large number of diplomats, Turkish politicians, and civil society members visited Pakistan Embassy and condoled over the tragic incident. They noted their condolences in the condolence book.

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