Rabat, Morocco – In the wake of a devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night, the Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan has confirmed that all Pakistani nationals in the North African nation are safe and sound.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch released an official statement on Saturday, providing assurance regarding the safety of Pakistani citizens in Morocco. She disclosed that the Pakistan embassy staff in Rabat had swiftly reached out to the Pakistani community to ensure their well-being and security.
This statement brings a sigh of relief to the concerned families and friends of Pakistani expatriates living in Morocco, as natural disasters can often lead to uncertainty and anxiety about the safety of their loved ones.
Furthermore, expressing heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the Kingdom of Morocco, Baloch said, “The people and Government of Pakistan stand in solidarity and express their heartfelt sympathies and condolences at the tragic loss of lives in yesterday’s earthquake.”
Morocco has been facing the grim aftermath of this destructive earthquake, with the latest figures from the Moroccan interior ministry reporting at least 1,037 casualties. The nation is grappling with the consequences of the disaster, including damage to infrastructure and housing, which has left countless families in distress.
In a show of empathy and unity, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar conveyed his deep sorrow regarding the destruction caused by the catastrophic earthquake. Through his social media platform, Kakar reached out to offer support to the grieving nation.
“Our hearts ache for those affected by the severe earthquake. Pakistan extends its hand in unity and support to Morocco in this trying time,” Prime Minister Kakar shared on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Furthermore, Kakar pledged unwavering support from Pakistan to the Moroccan population and government, assuring all possible assistance to help them cope with the aftermath of this natural disaster. Such gestures of international support and solidarity are vital during challenging times like these, demonstrating the strength of global unity in the face of adversity.
As the people of Morocco begin the difficult task of recovery and reconstruction, the international community, including Pakistan, stands by their side, offering support, condolences, and a helping hand to rebuild what has been lost.