NA observes minute’s silence over Paris, Beirut attacks

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan on Friday observed a minute of silence to condemn the deadly terrorist attacks which claimed 200 lives in Paris and Beirut.

A group of seven terrorists targeted more than six destinations including Stade de France where President Hollande was also watching a friendly match between France and Germany.

In a separate incident twin suicide blasts also claimed scores of lives in Beirut.

Islamic State terrorist group based in Syria and Iraq claimed responsibility for both events.

Earlier Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had visited French embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday, to express his deep grief over the attacks.

Speaking on the occasion, the premier said that Pakistani government and public have resolve to combat all sorts of terrorism and stand by the people of France in this moment of grief.

“Pakistan is playing its part in elimination of terrorism and enduring peace of earth along with international community,” he said.

The prime minister also handed over a condolence message to the embassy officials.

Web Monitoring Desk

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