ISLAMABAD - In solidarity with Turkey, the Government of Pakistan will observe day of mourning today and national flag will remain at half-mast to share the grief with their Turkish brethren over the coalmine explosion victims.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also written a letter to his Turkish counterpart and expressed his heartfelt condolences on the death of workers in the coalmine explosion in Turkey.Expressing his sympathies and support with the Turkish people and its government, Nawaz said, “We stand by our Turkish brothers in this hour of suffering and Pakistan is ready to offer any kind of assistance.”He has also extended his condolences to the family members of the miners.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 15-May-2014