FO confirms no Pakistani among those killed in Karbala stampede
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has confirmed that there is no Pakistani among those killed in a stampede in Karbala, on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by FO, Dr Faisal said Pakistan Embassy Camp Office in Karbala is closely monitoring the situation.
He extended sincere condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
At least 31 pilgrims died Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in Iraq’s Karbala where they were marking the holy day of Ashura, the health ministry said in a new toll.
Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr had said the toll could rise even further, as another 100 people were injured including 10 in critical condition.