Pak­istan of­fers con­do­lence over Egypt Air tragedy

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF REPORTER

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan on Fri­day ex­pressed grief on the death of 66 pas­sen­gers in Egypt Air tragedy.

“The peo­ple and Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan are shocked and grieved on the death of 66 pas­sen­gers and Crew Mem­bers of Egypt Air flight MS804 in the early hours of 19 May, 2016 over the Mediter­ranean,” the For­eign Of­fice spokesper­son said in a state­ment.

“We of­fer our sin­cere con­do­lences and share the sorrow of the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims who lost their lives in this tragic in­ci­dent,” he said.

The spokesper­son fur­ther said that in this hour of grief, the peo­ple of Pak­istan stand with the broth­erly peo­ple of Egypt and all those coun­tries whose ci­ti­zens lost their lives in the tragedy.

Ear­lier, wreck­age in­clud­ing seats and lug­gage from Egypt Air Flight 804 were spot­ted in the eastern Mediter­ranean as in­ves­ti­ga­tors tried to un­ravel why the plane turned sharply and plunged into the sea.

While Egypt’s avi­a­tion min­is­ter has pointed to ter­ror­ism as more likely than tech­ni­cal fail­ure, French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Marc Ayrault said there was “ab­so­lutely no in­di­ca­tion” of why the plane went down.

Min­is­ter for Labour and Man­power Raja Ash­faq Sar­war pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing on preven­tion and con­trol of dengue.

Girls selling bangles in scorch­ing heat on Satur­day.—DNA

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