Pakistan expresses “total solidarity and support” to quake, tsunami-hit Japan

March 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Pakistan has expressed its “total solidarity and support” to the government and people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on Friday.

“We are deeply shocked over the terrible news of the strong earthquake and tsunami that has hit Japan. At this time of great trial, I wish you to know that the Government and people of Pakistan stand with you and the Japanese people in total solidarity and support,” President Asif Ali Zardari said in his condolence message to Emperor Akihito of Japan.

“Our profound sympathy and condolences to all those who lost their loved ones. Pakistan stands ready to provide any assistance to help our Japanese friends overcome the effects of this enormous natural calamity,” he added.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani also expressed solidarity with the Japanese government and its people.

In a message to his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan, Gilani said: “We stand ready to help, in any manner, to alleviate the suffering and assist our Japanese friends to overcome effects of this terrible natural calamity.” (ANI)

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