World powers condemn Karachi terror attack

By: News Desk      Published: 05:23 PM, 29 Jun, 2020

The world powers and friendly nations condemned the cowardly terror attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi and extended condolences to the families of martyrs.

“We firmly oppose any form of terrorism and firmly support Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism and upholding national security and stability,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during his regular briefing in his response to a question on Monday.

He also extended condolences to those injured and families of the victims, adding, “We condemn all forms of terrorist attacks and we also mourn the victims of this incident.”

Similarly, the United States embassy condemned the terror attack, describing it as “cowardly”.

“We stand with Pakistan in fighting terrorism and in ensuring the perpetrators face the full measure of justice,” the statement added.

On the other hand, United Kingdom’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner, reacting to the “appalling attack”, said Pakistan will be stronger, not destabilised, as a result.

“My thoughts, on behalf of Pakistan’s British friends, are with the victims & [and] their loved ones,” he added.  

Similarly, Canadian High Commisioner Wendy Gilmour noted the deadly incidnet as a terrible news and said her thoughts were with the police and security forces who responded and protected the community with their lives, and for the staff of Pakistan Stock Exchange.

Similarly, Geoffrey Shaw – the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan – condenmed the attack and offered his condolences to the families and friends of the victims. “I wish a speedy recovery for those injured”, he added.

Meanwhile, Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Yurdakul reacted with the message “stay safe and strong”.

Azerbaijan’s Ambassador Ali Alizada tweeted that he was saddened to know that the security guards and a police sub-inspector laid down their lives foiling the terror attack.