Friday, January 27, 2023

Pakistani leaders extend condolences over death of Queen Elizabeth II

Pakistani leaders expressed sorrow after Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning monarch. She died at her Scottish home aged 96.

Queen Elizabeth II, whose seven decades on the throne of the United Kingdom was a longer reign than any other British monarch.

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi conveyed his sincere condolences to the royal family, the government, and the people of the United Kingdom on the sad demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

Pakistan’s prime minister, president and foreign minister were among several world leaders who paid their respects as Britain is mourning the Queen’s death.

“Deeply grieved at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Pakistan joins the UK & other Commonwealth nations in mourning her death,” PM Shehbaz Sharif said on Twitter. “My heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family, people & government of the UK.”

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also said he was “deeply saddened” at the loss of “one the most iconic figures of our times.”

Many Pakistanis expressed sorrow and extended condolences over the death of the Queen and shared historic photos of Queen’s visit to Pakistan.

Some also shared the memorable picture of former prime minister Imran Khan shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II in 1974.

Did you know Queen Elizabeth was also officially Pakistan’s Monarch for a brief 4 years?

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