PM extends sympathy over school attack in Pakistan
Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong on Thursday sent a message to Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr Nawaz Sharif over the attack in the Army Public School in Peshawar province.
At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire.
Mr Thongsing said in the message that the Lao government and people were deeply shocked and grieved by the attack, which caused tremendous loss of children' lives, and left many wounded.
“On behalf of the Lao government and people, we would like to express our deep sympathy to Your Excellency, the Pakistani government and people, particularly to the families of the victims of this horrific attack,” Mr Thongsing said in the message.
Mr Thongsing also expressed his confidence that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sharif, Pakistan would be able to overcome the difficulties and soon restore the situation to normalcy.
By Times Reporters
(Latest Update December 20, 2014)