Qureshi calls Lebanese FM, expresses sorrow over loss of lives in Beirut

By: INP      Published: 07:59 PM, 7 Aug, 2020
Qureshi calls Lebanese FM, expresses sorrow over loss of lives in Beirut
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday called Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe and conveyed deep sorrow and grief of the government and people of Pakistan over the loss of precious lives, injuries to thousands and extensive material damage, caused by the explosion in Beirut on Tuesday.

The foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi had already conveyed their profound sympathies and condolences to the Lebanese leadership over this tragedy. He underscored that at this difficult time Pakistan stood in strong support and solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that eight tons of relief assistance consisting of medicines and food supplies sent by the government of Pakistan as a token of solidarity would be delivered in Beirut today (Friday).

Appreciating the Lebanese people’s resilience, the foreign minister expressed full confidence that they will grapple with this challenging situation with their characteristic strength.

Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan for their sympathies and solidarity at this difficult time.