KARACHI(IP)— In a show of solidarity and grief, prominent figures from Pakistan's political, social, and religious spheres, as well as ambassadors from various countries, converged on the Iranian Consulate in Karachi to offer condolences on the tragic loss of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and their companions.

Iran PressAsia: Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, accompanied by his family, and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah were among the dignitaries who visited the consulate to pay their respects. They met with Consul General Hasan Nooryan and the diplomatic staff, offering words of comfort and writing their thoughts in a condolence book.

Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tesori also paid a visit to the consulate, where he reminisced about President Raisi's visit to Karachi and praised him as a great leader of the Islamic world. Former President of Pakistan Asif Alvi, too, extended his condolences, noting that the tragedy had sent shockwaves of grief throughout the Islamic world.

The Consul General of Kuwait, Salim Al Hamdan, was among the diplomatic corps who expressed their sympathies, as did the Secretary General of the Shia Ulema Council, Allama Shabir Hussain Meesmii, who described the event as a painful tragedy for the entire Islamic world.

A delegation from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), led by Dr. Mustafa Kamal, also visited the consulate, accompanied by the Consul General of Poland. The Trade Consul of Vietnam, representing his country's diplomatic mission, added his condolences, expressing heartfelt sympathy with the Iranian government and people during this difficult time.

Sindh's Deputy Inspector General of Security, Maqsood Memon, and senior police officers also met with Consul General Nooryan, conveying their deep sorrow over the tragedy.

The outpouring of condolences from Pakistan's elite reflects the strong diplomatic ties between the two nations and the profound impact of the loss on the international community.

President Raisi was returning from a ceremony to open a dam on Iran’s border with Azerbaijan on Sunday when his helicopter crashed in Varzaqan, northwestern Iran, on Sunday.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and some senior provincial officials were also on board the helicopter who were all martyred.


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