Karachi (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday visited the family of Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh, who was killed in a school shooting in Texas.
PM Abbasi extended his condolences to the bereaved family and said that the entire nation was saddened over Sabika’s demise.
“This incident shows that extremist elements aren’t just a regional issue but a global one,” he said.
“We need to find the root cause of these elements and it is imperative that the global community learns from incidents like these,” he said.
The 17-year-old student, resident of Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal locality, was among 10 other students gunned down in a Texas school shooting, US on Friday.
Sheikh was studying in the US under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme since August 21, 2017, and was due to return home next month.
Earlier the day, Abbasi Sunday attended a fundraising ceremony for the construction of Cancer Care Hospital in Lahore. He also announced Rs150 million donation on behalf of the Government of Pakistan for the hospital.