PM Shehbaz Departs for Iran to Offer Condolences on President Raisi’s Death

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has traveled to Iran to offer condolences on the tragic deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. Both Iranian officials died in a helicopter crash in the Eastern Azerbaijan province on Sunday.

Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, and Information Minister Attaullah Tarar join the Prime Minister. During his visit, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will meet Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Imam Khamenei and Acting President Dr. Mohammad Mokhber. He will convey condolences on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan.

Earlier this week, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei led funeral prayers for President Raisi, the foreign minister, and others who died in the crash. These prayers took place at Tehran University. The ceremony displayed the caskets, draped in Iranian flags and adorned with pictures. They placed a black turban on President Raisi’s coffin, symbolizing his lineage to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). They will bury President Raisi in his hometown of Mashhad.

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Following the crash, Iran declared five days of mourning. The government encouraged the public to attend mourning sessions, which typically see large participation. They include government employees, schoolchildren, and the general public. These events often draw people due to a mix of patriotism, curiosity, and the desire to witness historic moments.

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This tragic event has caused an outpouring of grief and solidarity from around the world. Many nations have expressed their condolences, highlighting the deep connections and mutual respect between Iran and its allies. The loss of President Raisi and Foreign Minister Abdollahian is deeply felt, not only in Iran but across the international community. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Iran highlights the strong ties and friendship between Pakistan and Iran during this difficult time.

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