PUTRAJAYA, March 29 – The Malaysian High Commission in Islamabad will continue to monitor the situation although no Malaysian casualty was reported in Pakistan’s east Lahore city suicide bomber attack on March 27. In a statement on Tuesday, Wisma Putra said the Malaysian Government strongly condemned the attack which had thus far, killed 70 people and injured 150 others.
“The Government of Malaysia expresses its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and to the bereaved families. Malaysia regards this latest incident as an act of terrorism and hopes the perpetrators will be brought to justice,” it said.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, through his official Twitter account on Monday has extended deepest condolences to the families of those killed. He said cowardly murder in Lahore is yet another reminder of the need to fight extremism. He also said that Malaysia’s thoughts are with our Pakistani brothers and sisters.
At least 70 people, including a large number of women and children were killed and over 300 others injured when a suicide bomber hit a public park in Pakistan’s east Lahore city Sunday evening, China’s Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying. According to Xinhua, a Pakistan Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide attack. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation condemned the bombing.