Manchester blast: Pakistan condemns, expresses solidarity with victims

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan strongly condemned the blast which hit a concert at Manchester Arena on Tuesday, in what British police suspect as a terrorist attack.

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a Twitter post earlier today, “We strongly condemn terrorist incident in #Manchester that caused loss of 19 precious human lives & injured scores.”

He tweeted, "Pakistan expresses solidarity with Govt &ppl of UK & offers condolences to the bereaved families & pray for recovery of injured."

Nafees Zakaria tweeted, "PM Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the explosion that occurred in #Manchester, resulting in death of 22 persons and injuring many others."

He continued, "PM stated that elimination of terrorism requires concerted efforts &such acts targeted towards innocent people is highly condemnable."

"Pakistan stands in solidarity with the Govt & ppl of UK against all forms of terrorism - PM Nawaz"

"We deeply sympathize with the families of the deceased - PM Nawaz," the spokesperson's post added.

Earlier there were news that at least 22 people were killed and more than 50 injured in a blast on Monday at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected.