Tajik president condemns Sehwan blast, emphasizes collective efforts against terrorism

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has sent a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, condoling the loss of precious lives in yesterday’s bomb blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine.

On Thursday night, a suicide bomber struck the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif which resulted in deaths of 81 pilgrims and injures to over 150.

In his condolence letter, the Tajik president said that “We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the terrorist explosion in the mausoleum of Sehwan city in Sindh province.”

The president that Tajikistan “condemns this inhumane act of criminals that cover it up by the name of Islam, and strongly emphasizes the need for collective relentless fight against terrorism.”

“Expressing sincere condolences to the friendly people of Pakistan, I ask Your Excellency to convey the words of our profound sympathy to the friends and relatives of victims. I wish a speedy and full recovery to the injured,” Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon further said.

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