Chinese president sends condolences to Pakistan over deadly terror attack

  • 'Terrorism is a universal enemy of humanity', says Xi Jinping

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday sent a condolence message to his Pakistani counterpart, Mamnoon Hussain, over Friday’s terror attack in southwestern Pakistan.

In his message, Xi offered his deep condolences to the victims and conveyed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and the injured.

“Terrorism is a universal enemy of humanity,” Xi said, adding that China firmly opposes terrorism in all its forms and strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Pakistan.

He said the Chinese people have always stood side by side with the Pakistani people and staunchly supported the country’s efforts in fighting terrorism, safeguarding national stability and protecting the people’s lives.

At least 130 people, including Balochistan Awami Party candidate Siraj Raisani, were killed when a suicide bomber hit an election rally in Mastung.