We are deeply anguished and saddened to learn about the suicide bomb blast at Istiklal Caddesi (Beyoglu District) in Istanbul today. According to initial reports, several innocent lives have been lost and more than 30 people are injured.
We extend our profound sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and to the government and fraternal people of Turkey. We also pray for the speediest recovery of the injured.
Pakistan condemns this terrorist act in the strongest terms and reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
As always, Pakistan stands in strong solidarity with the brotherly people of Turkey and is sure in its belief that they will succeed in their resolute fight against terrorism and defeat this scourge decisively.
19 March 2016
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