DUBAI: Former President General Pervez Musharraf has condemned the mass shooting in Orlando, FL.

The former president said in a statement released on his Facebook page "I condemn the mass shooting in the United States and extend my condolences to the American people.

This is a sobering reminder that extremism and terrorism are on the rise; perpetrators of such attacks belong to no country, believe in no religion and are primarily driven to destabilize all societies.

We must show resolve and demonstrate strong leadership to crush terrorists and eliminate extremism.

We must address the root causes of global terrorism to suck the oxygen out of the extremist narrative of hate, intolerance, bigotry and the promotion of obscurantist ideology that is radicalizing vulnerable Muslims around the world".