In a strong show of international solidarity, countries from around the world have united to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Hangu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Mastung, Balochistan, Pakistan. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly was among the first to reach out, telephoning Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar to express his condemnation of the heinous acts of terrorism.
During the call, Cleverly extended his sympathies to the families of the victims and wished for the swift recovery of the injured. Prime Minister Kakar, in response, thanked the British government for its unwavering support and vowed to bring those responsible for the attacks to justice. “We will end the scourge of terrorism from the country,” Kakar asserted.
This condemnation was echoed by several other nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkiye, Iran, Iraq, and France, who all vehemently denounced the acts of terror and expressed their solidarity with Pakistan and its people.
Saudi Arabia, in a statement from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemned the attacks, emphasizing its firm stance against violence and terrorism. The kingdom offered sincere condolences to the victims’ families and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
Iranian President Syed Ebrahim Raisi expressed sympathy with Pakistan and condemned the acts of terrorism in Balochistan, stressing that such actions aimed to create divisions among Muslims. Iran also extended its readiness to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered condolences and expressed solidarity with Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of maintaining security in the region. Turkiye’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the attack during an Eid Miladun Nabi gathering, expressing grief and pledging continued support for Pakistan’s fight against terrorism.
The French government, too, joined the chorus of condemnation, offering condolences to the victims’ families and standing in solidarity with the Pakistani people. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed strong disapproval of the attacks and rejected all forms of violence and terrorism. The UAE extended its sincere condolences to Pakistan and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
The world’s collective denunciation of these cowardly acts of terrorism underscores the global community’s commitment to combating extremism and supporting Pakistan in its efforts to maintain peace and security within its borders. As nations unite against terror, the hope for a more secure and peaceful world remains steadfast.