ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday visited the French Embassy to convey his condolences for the victims of recent terrorist attack in Paris.
The Minister, in a meeting with French Ambassador Mrs Martine Dorance, expressed sympathies with the people of France on the tragic incident.
He said the people and the Government of Pakistan fully shared the grief and pain with people of France on the horrific terror act, in which 129 innocent people were killed.
Terrorists had no religion and values as they were enemies of the mankind, he added.
Prevaiz Rashid reiterated that the people and the Government of
Pakistan strongly condemned the ghastly act of terrorism and stood
with the people and the Government of France at this hour of trial
and grief.
“We condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and
feel the anguish and sorrow of the people of France, for being
victims ourselves.”
He said that Pakistan was on the forefront in its cooperation
with the international community to eliminate the scourge of
terrorism and extremism.
The Minister said that Pakistan had been subjected to a
lengthy spate of terror atrocities, testing the resilience of
its citizens, who stood firm in adversity.”We will continue to
fight the onslaught of terror-infested mindset and encounter it
with resolute means,” he added.
The French envoy appreciated the role, played by Pakistan as
a frontline state against global terrorism and acknowledged the
ultimate sacrifices of its people and security forces.
The minister also noted his comments and sentiments in
the condolence book placed at the French Embassy.