Pakistani president condemns Norway attacks
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday strongly condemned the attacks in Norway, which have reportedly left around 90 people dead, Xinhua reported.
A bomb explosion on Friday badly damaged the headquarters of the Norwegian government in Oslo and a gunman opened fire at a youth camp. Officials have reportedly linked the two incidents.
Thousands of Pakistanis live in Norway and there is no report of any Pakistani being affected. Officials say they are in touch with the Pakistani Embassy in Norway.
Zardari in a message expressed his grief and shock over the loss of lives in the attacks and conveyed his condolences to the people and government of Norway, the president office said.
The president said Pakistan as a front-line state in the fight against terrorism is combating militancy and Pakistan condemns and abhors all forms of terrorism and militancy as well as the acts of terrorism wherever they happen.
He said the government and people of Pakistan stand with the people and government of Norway in this critical hour.
The president said Pakistan, which has suffered the most in the fight against terrorism and militancy, will continue to fight the menace with full resolve.