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(2013-08-15)

The Government of Pakistan expresses its dismay and deep concern over the use of force by the Egyptian security forces against unarmed civilians which resulted in loss of innocent lives in Cairo and other cities. The tragic events of Wednesday 14 August, are a major setback for Egypt’s return to democracy.

As a friend and a well- wisher of the people of Egypt, Pakistan is closely observing developments in that country and urges all parties to exercise restraint and to respect the fundamental rights of the fraternal people of that great country. The political prisoners must be released to ensure that the legal and constitutional issues can be addressed through dialogue among all parties, in an inclusive and peaceful manner, to enable the country to successfully restore the democratic institutions, as early as possible.

It is the earnest hope of the Government and people of Pakistan that the brotherly people of Egypt with their patience, tolerance and fortitude, would be able to overcome their current challenges, in a manner that ensures sustained democracy, political stability, and economic development, while ensuring peace and well-being of the people.

Islamabad
15 August 2013

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