President Joko Widodo Condemns Bomb Blast in Lahore

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 28 Maret 2016
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Bomb Blast in Lahore

President Joko Widodo condemned the bomb blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, near Lahore’s city center, Pakistan, on Sunday (27/3) afternoon local time, that killed dozens of people.

“Indonesia condemns the bomb attack in Lahore. Terror cannot be justified whatever the motive. My heart goes out to the victims, the Pakistani people,” tweeted the President in his twitter account @jokowi, few hours ago.

The explosion occured when many people were at the park to celebrate Easter holiday, killed at least 65 people and wounded 300 people.

No Indonesian Victims

Meanwhile, Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that based on the information from Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, there is no Indonesian citizen who becomes the victim of this, suspected, suicide bombing.

In its official statement released at 8 p.m. local time, Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also condemned this attack.

“Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, on behalf of the Government and people of Indonesia, extends her deepest condolences and sympathy to the victims and their families,” tweeted Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ account.  (ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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