PM visits Embassy of Uzbekistan; signs condolence book on demise of President Islam Karimov

ISLAMABAD, Sep 5 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited the Embassy of Uzbekistan here on Monday and signed the condolence book on the sad demise of President Islam Karimov, who passed away last Friday.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz accompanied the Prime Minister, a press release issued by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said.

The Prime Minister expressed heartfelt condolences with
the bereaved family and the Uzbek nation.

He recalled that Uzbekistan had made great progress in
all fields under the leadership of President Karimov.

The late President had secured a permanent place in the
hearts of the Uzbek people, who will remember him with love and affection. In his demise, Pakistan had lost a great and sincere friend, he added.

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The Prime Minister prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the
departed soul and give him eternal peace.

He also prayed for courage and fortitude for late President’s family and the Uzbek nation.