The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following the plane crash that occurred today near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“ It was with deep shock and sorrow that I received the news of the plane crash that occurred today in Karachi, Pakistan, in which all passengers and crew are believed to have perished.
During this time of national, distress, the Government and the people of Maldives extend our profound condolences and sympathies to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Pakistan.
Please also convey our deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved families.”

ENDS.