MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message of condolences to President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the tragic consequences of the terrorist attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province.
“Nothing can justify this barbaric crime. We hope that those behind it will bear the punishment they deserve,” a statement by Putin said.
“I would like to reaffirm our readiness to further step up counter-terrorist cooperation with partners in Pakistan in the bilateral setting and also as part of broader international efforts.”
Vladimir Putin passed on words of sympathy to the victims’ families and friends and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
More than 80 people were killed in a terrorist attack against a Sufi shrine in the city of Sehwan, Sindh province, and more than 300 people were wounded.