It is with deep anguish and sadness that we have learnt about the bomb blast in Ankara. Reportedly, several precious lives have been lost and scores have been injured.
Pakistan condemns this terrorist attack in the strongest terms and reaffirms its abiding solidarity with Turkey.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the brotherly people and government of Turkey and pray for the swift recovery of those injured.
Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We have no doubt that Turkey would eliminate the scourge of terrorism with its strong will and unshakable resolve.
17 February 2016