ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe to express his condolences over the loss of lives in the Easter Sunday bombings in the country, and offer Pakistan’s assistance to Colombo in fighting terrorism.
As per details, PM Khan condoled with the families of deceased and extended wishes for the speedy recovery of the injured.
“Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism, we empathize with the pain of the Sri Lankan nation,” the prime minister said while offering complete assistance to the island country for curbing terrorism.
During the phone call, Imran asserted that terrorism has no religion, no border and it has ruined the peace of the entire globe.
Sri Lankan police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said the death toll had risen to 359 from 321 overnight, with about 500 people wounded at three churches and four hotels hit by the bombers on the day of Easter.
The extremist Islamic State group took the responsibility of the attacks after Sri Lankan officials said the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka were carried out in retaliation for attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people in March.