ISLAMABAD - The government of Japan and government of Turkey have condemned the Karachi bus attack and expressed their condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families.

 In separate press releases issued by their respective embassies in Islamabad, both Tokyo and Ankara strongly condemned the act of terrorism by targeting innocent people as inexcusable and  deplored terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed for whatever purposes and reiterated that no act of terrorism can be justified.

Both countries expressed their support to efforts by the Government of Pakistan in fighting terrorism in cooperation with the international community.