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Pakistan observes mourning day for Iran copter crash victims

By News Desk

May 21, 2024 11:58 AM


Pakistan observes mourning day for Iran copter crash victims

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A day of national mourning was observed on Tuesday in Pakistan to express fraternal solidarity on behalf of Government and the people of Pakistan with the Government and the people of Iran, on the sad demise of Iranian President Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi and other dignitaries in a helicopter crash incident.

The national flag was hoisted at half-mast throughout the country. 

The day of national mourning has been declared by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The Government and the people of Pakistan have expressed deep shock and sadness over the tragic news of the martyrdom of President of Iran Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, and the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and to the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in this moment of profound sorrow and grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the martyrs and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We stand in solidarity with them in this time of national tragedy,” the Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said in a statement.

She said that President Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian were esteemed leaders and statesmen whose contributions to their country and reinforcing Pakistan-Iran relations and regional cooperation will always be remembered.

She recalled that both leaders had visited Pakistan this April when important understandings were reached by the two sides to further solidify their bilateral ties.

Pakistan reiterates its commitment to furthering the bonds of friendship and cooperation with Iran, as envisioned by the late leaders, she added.


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