In a heartfelt display of solidarity, Pakistan's top leaders on Saturday expressed their grief and condolences to Morocco following a severe earthquake that has left a trail of destruction and loss of life in the North African nation.
The earthquake magnitude 6.8 which struck just after 11 p.m. local time, has left a trail of destruction in its wake, particularly in the remote mountain areas that were hard to reach, claiming the lives of at least 632 people and leaving more than 392 others injured.
President Alvi extends condolences and prayers
President Dr Arif Alvi expressed his deep sorrow over the losses caused by the earthquake in Morocco. He extended heartfelt condolences to the affected families and conveyed his solidarity with the people and government of Morocco.
صدر ملکت کا مشکل گھڑی میں مراکش کی حکومت اور عوام کے ساتھ اظہارِ یکجہتی— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) September 9, 2023
صدر مملکت کی زخمیوں کی جلد صحت یابی کی دعا
The President's message also included prayers for the speedy recovery of those injured in the calamity, emphasizing the importance of international support during times of crisis.
PM assures Pakistan's commitment to support Morocco
Meanwhile, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar expressed his grief and sorrow over the damages caused by the earthquake in Morocco.
In an official statement, he extended condolences to Morocco and its people, emphasising Pakistan's steadfast support during this challenging period.
Our hearts ache for those affected by the severe earthquake in Morocco. Pakistan extends its hand in unity and support to #Morocco in this trying time. 🇵🇰🇲🇦— Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) September 9, 2023
PM Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to providing all possible assistance and assistance to Morocco, underlining the enduring bond between the two nations.
Shehbaz Sharif also stands in solidarity
On the other hand, former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif shared his heartfelt sentiments regarding the devastating earthquake in Morocco.
Expressing profound sadness over the hundreds of casualties, Sharif declared Pakistan's unwavering solidarity with Morocco.
It has pained me to know about hundreds of casualties due to a terrifying earthquake in Morocco 🇲🇦. In these trying times, we stand in solidarity with the people of Morocco. Special prayers for the bereaved families and those injured and trapped under the rubble.— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 9, 2023
He also offered special prayers for the bereaved families and those who were injured or trapped under the rubble, highlighting the need for global unity in times of adversity.
IPP president extends condolence too
In a show of solidarity and empathy, Pakistan's Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) President Abdul Aleem Khan, issued a heartfelt statement today, extending condolences and support to the people of Morocco in the wake of a devastating earthquake that has shaken the North African nation.
مراکش میں ہولناک زلزلے کے نتیجے میں ہونے والی تباہی و جانی نقصان پر دکھ اور افسوس ہے۔ پاکستانی قوم مشکل کی اس گھڑی میں مراکش کے عوام کے ساتھ ہے۔اللہ تعالی جانبحق افراد کی مغفرت فرمائے اور مزید جانی و مالی نقصان سے محفوظ رکھے۔ آمین— Abdul Aleem Khan (@abdul_aleemkhan) September 9, 2023
"We are saddened by the destruction and loss of life caused by the terrible earthquake in Morocco," President Abdul Aleem Khan stated. "The nation of Pakistan is with the people of Morocco in this hour of difficulty. May Allah forgive the deserving people and protect them from further loss of life and property. Amen."