THE rain and overcast sky reflected the somber mood of those who gathered at the residence of the Pakistan High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam yesterday to pay homage to the victims of the Peshawar tragedy, which occurred last Tuesday.

Pakistani women and spouses of Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Brunei Darussalam participated in the recitation of the Holy Al-Quran during the ceremony.

The ceremony also saw Nayyara Malik, spouse of the Pakistan High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, speaking of the tragedy.

A special prayer was held for those who lost their loved ones and for the innocent martyrs.

Brig (Rtd) Muhammad Zareef Malik, the Pakistan High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, and staff members of the Pakistan Embassy in Brunei Darussalam also joined the event.

Speaking to the Bulletin, Brig (Rtd) Muhammad Zareef Malik said that the gathering was held to pray for the victims of the attack in Pakistan and to seek forgiveness from Allah the Almighty.

He also expressed his gratitude to the people and government of Brunei Darussalam for sharing their grief and pain that Pakistan has gone through.

Pakistan’s national flag flew at half-mast at the Pakistan High Commission to Brunei Darussalam as a mark of respect and mourning for the victims.

A similar event was also held last Wednesday at the Chancery High Commision in Kg Lambak Kanan.

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