PM Sharif strongly condemns coup attempt in Turkey

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ISLAMABAD, July 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday strongly condemned the attempt to undermine democracy by a failed coup in Turkey and reaffirmed full support to its democratic institutions.

A statement released by the PM House quoted the Prime Minister as saying “we deeply admire the resolve of the brave and resilient Turkish people, who stood up against the forces of darkness and anarchy to express their support and commitment to democracy.”

The Prime Minister in his remarks on the failed coup attempt
in Turkey said “we express our complete support and solidarity with President Erdogan, the democratically elected government of Turkey and the democratic institutions of Turkey.”

Pakistan reaffirms its abiding interest in a democratic,
peaceful and stable Turkey, the Prime Minister said.

“We wish to convey our prayers and good wishes for President Erdogan’s well-being and welfare of the people of Turkey as well as the unity of the Islamic Ummah.”

The Prime Minister said Pakistan highly values its strong and
historic ties with Turkey.

He said Pakistan deeply appreciates President Erdogan’s
steadfast support as also the support of the people of Turkey to Pakistan on all occasions, whenever the need arose.

“I wish to reaffirm full support of the Government and people
of Pakistan to the elected Leadership and Government and the people of Turkey,” the Prime Minister said.