ISLAMABAD, July 15 (APP): Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned, in “strongest terms, the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack” on the people celebrating their National Day in the French city of Nice.

“The Government and the people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the French Republic on this grave tragedy,” a statement from the Foreign Office said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” the statement said.

Pakistan stands in solidarity with the French people in this hour of grief, the Foreign Office said and reiterated condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

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“We stand ready to work with the international community to fight it,” the Foreign Office said.