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Bilawal, Aseefa condole deaths of Iranian president, his colleagues in copter crash

By Our Correspondent
May 22, 2024
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L to R), Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah (L) and PPP MNA Assefa Bhutto Zardari (R) offers fateha over the tragic loss of Iranian president and foreign minister to the Iranian Consul General at the Consulate on May 21, 2024. — Facebook/Sindh Chief Minister House
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L to R), Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah (L) and PPP MNA Assefa Bhutto Zardari (R) offers fateha over the tragic loss of Iranian president and foreign minister to the Iranian Consul General at the Consulate on May 21, 2024. — Facebook/Sindh Chief Minister House

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, accompanied by Bibi Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, on Tuesday visited the Iranian Consulate General in Karachi to express their condolences on the tragic passing of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his colleagues due to a helicopter crash.

According to a press release issued by the Media Cell Bilawal House, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari expressed profound sorrow over the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian in the helicopter crash.

They paid tribute to President Raisi and Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian for their dynamic leadership and invaluable contributions. Bilawal said that he was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives in the helicopter crash in Iran. He noted that his positive meetings with President Raisi and Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian last month had fostered a cordial relationship with them.

He further emphasized that the people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with their Iranian brothers and sisters during this time of grief. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, was present on the occasion.

Later, talking to journalists, the CM said Iranian President Dr Syed Ebrahim Raisi was a lofty personality and was a hero of the Islamic world. “His sudden demise in an air crash has caused me more pain because the memories of his visit to the CM House are less than a month old and are still alive in my heart and soul,” Shah said and added that he was a courageous leader.

Shah said that receiving the President of Iran Dr Ebrahim Raisi and his official delegation at the CM House was an honour for him. “The president’s staff told us that the president would not be able to sit longer for the dinner because he was tired but he sat with us, enjoyed food and shared his valuable thoughts for around an hour,” he recalled.