Pakistan on Saturday paid rich tribute to the victims of terrorism across the world on eve of 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In as statement, Pakistan foreign minister strongly condemned the deadly attacks in New York and Washington DC.
“The people and the government of Pakistan strongly condemn the horrific events of that day and prayed for those who lost their precious lives that day,” said the foreign ministry.
On Sept. 11, 2001, two terrorist attacked had carried out for the first time in US history , that killed over 2,700 people.
Washington accused Al-Qaeda for the deadly attacks and invaded Afghanistan for hosting Al-Qaeda leaders, who according to US planned attacks from Afghanistan.
“Terrorism has no justification and any attempts to associate it with any particular people, nationality, civilization, religion, race, or ethnicity are condemnable,” said Pakistan foreign ministry.
The statement added that the new and emerging threats in the form of right-wing, Islamophobia, domestic, racially or ethnically motivated, and other forms of extremist tendencies leading to terrorism necessitate effective responses around the world.
“The government of Pakistan urges the international community to, “strengthen the international resolve and unity and to prevent and counter the menace of terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, including state-terrorism against people living under foreign occupation in disputed territories.”
“Pakistan has been an active partner of the international community in the global fight against terrorism over the last two decades and the country has played a leading role in this struggle and has demonstrated its earnest commitment through unprecedented sacrifices in the form of over 80,000 casualties and economic losses of over $ 150 billion,” the statement added.
“We also condemn the terror attacks that took place in Pakistan over the last few months which were planned and supported from across our borders, it’s said.
The Washington observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks as ended a nearly 20-year occupation that began with George W. Bush and was passed on to three successive presidents as the costs of the war — both financial and physical — continued to mount.
While despite spending over $2 trillions and nearly 2,500 soldiers, US lost war to Taliban, who took over control of capital Kabul on August 15.