Morocco earthquake: ‘All Pakistani nationals are safe,’ confirms FO

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The Foreign Office on Saturday, confirmed the safety of all Pakistani nationals in Morocco following a destructive 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the African nation the previous night.

In an official statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch conveyed that the Pakistan embassy staff in Rabat had reached out to the Pakistani community to ensure their well-being and safety.

The spokesperson affirmed that all Pakistani citizens are unharmed in the North African country after the devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake.

Baloch extended solidarity to the Moroccan people, stating, “The people and Government of Pakistan stand in solidarity with the Kingdom of Morocco and offer their sincere sympathies and condolences for the tragic loss of lives in yesterday’s earthquake.”

According to the latest reports from Morocco’s interior ministry, the earthquake has resulted in a toll of at least 1,037 lives.

Earlier, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed deep sorrow for the devastation caused by the catastrophic earthquake in Morocco.

In a message posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), PM Kakar conveyed Pakistan’s commitment to providing “unity and support” to the grieving nation.

“Our hearts go out to those affected by the severe earthquake in Morocco. Pakistan extends its hand in unity and support to Morocco in this difficult time.”

The PM further pledged unwavering support from Pakistan to the Moroccan population and government, assuring that all possible assistance would be provided to help them cope with the aftermath of this natural disaster.