ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the heinous attacks in Hanau, Germany which resulted in the loss of a number of innocent lives and injuries to many others.
In a statement on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan stood in solidarity with the government and people of Germany in this hour of grief.
The spokesperson also expressed deep condolences to the Turkish government over the loss of innocent Turks in the shootings.
She said Pakistan remained deeply concerned at the rising tide of Islamophobia, xenophobia and racial hatred sweeping across many parts of the world.
Aisha Farooqui reiterated call for concerted efforts to root out ideologies of hate, as well as address the underlying causes of hate crimes.
She said Pakistan is ready to partner with Germany and all like-minded states in efforts to confront and counter Islamophobia, and to promote greater inter-religious and inter-civilizational harmony and understanding.
On Feb 20, eight people were killed and five others injured following two shootings at shisha bars in western city of Hanau, Germany.
Police had said, first shooting was at a bar in city centre, while second was in Hanau’s Kesselstadt neighbourhood.