Aug 18, 2017, 11:15 PM
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Pakistan condemns terror attack in Spain

Islamabad, Aug 18, IRNA – The government of Pakistan on Friday condemned the terrorist attacks in Spain and expressed sympathies for the families of the victims of this terrible act.

A statement released by Pakistan Foreign Ministry reads, 'The Government of Pakistan condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the cowardly terrorist attack at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, in which a van ploughed through pedestrians resulting in several deaths and injuries to many innocent people.

“The Government of Pakistan would like to convey profound sympathies for the families and friends of the victims of this terrible act and wish speedy recovery to those injured,” it said.

The statement further added that according to information received from the Embassy of Pakistan in Madrid and the Consulate General in Barcelona, there are no reports of any Pakistanis among the dead or injured.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a separate message also strongly condemned the terror attack in Barcelona. He said Spain and its people have a long history of multiculturalism and they cannot be scared by such attacks.

The Prime Minister said the terrorists will lose as long as they underestimate spirit of the societies they seek to undermine.