Pakistan strongly condemned on Wednesday the bomb attack on a passenger bus in Kabul and said that it stands together with the government and people of Afghanistan.

At least 34 passengers, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday when the bus they were travelling on was targeted with an improvised explosive device. The blast took place on the highway linking the provincial capitals of Herat and Kandahar, in the Ab Khorma area of Farah province. The blast injured as many as 17 people.

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement and said that hearts go out to the innocent victims, many of them who were women and children. “We pray for the maghfirah of the deceased and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims," the statement added.

The press release further said that such inhumane acts of violence against innocent civilians are condemnable.  “Afghan people deserve complete peace and tranquility in their country. Pakistan stands together with the government and people of Afghanistan in the efforts to comprehensively defeat and uproot the scourge of terrorism in our region," the press release added.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019