Islamabad, 1 October 2023 (TDI): Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said that Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Ankara and expressed solidarity with Turkiye, on October 1.

“We stand in complete solidarity with our Turkish brothers and sisters in the fight against the scourge of terrorism,” the Prime Minister declared.

The Prime Minister said that he has no doubt that the resilient Turkish country will overcome this obstacle and become even stronger under the vibrant leadership of his brother, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Separately, in a press release shared by the Prime Minister’s Office Media Wing, the Prime Minister extended sympathies of the Pakistani nation to the people of the brotherly country Turkiye.

He prayed as well for the injured to get better quickly. According to Turkiye’s government officials, two terrorists carried out an attack in front of Interior Ministry buildings in Ankara, one died in the explosion, and the other was neutralized.

The administration in Ankara confirmed an explosion in front of the Interior Ministry building which led to the death of two perpetrators and injured two police officers near the site of the blast.

Before detonating the explosives in a sensitive location that is home to multiple government buildings and the parliament, the terrorists are claimed to have driven up to the building’s main door.

The Pakistani government expressed its support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoan’s administration following the bomb, which was the first in the Turkish capital city in many years.

The Foreign Office issued a brief statement saying, “Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack targeting the Brotherly Turkiye’s Ministry of Internal Affairs earlier today.”

“We pray for those hurt in this heinous attack to recover quickly and completely.” For many years, Pakistan and Turkiye have had strong defense and diplomatic ties and regularly come to each other’s aid.

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During the rescue and relief phase of Pakistan’s floods and monsoon rains last year, which destroyed homes, farms, and public infrastructure, the Ankara government played a significant role.

Pakistan was also among the top nations to send charity and disaster supplies to Turkey in the wake of a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in February.