Bilawal expresses grief over Florida school carnage


KARACHI Feb 15 (TNS): Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has expressed grief over the Florida school carnage, saying there is a strong need for United States and its administration to search for undetected reasons that lead to such massacres.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their deeply bereaved families,” the PPP chairperson said, adding that such cowardly attacks in schools in the developed states of America have sent shock waves across the world.

The people of Pakistan equally share the pain and grief of their American brothers and sisters and were praying for the victims of the Florida school attack.

A former student at a Florida high school opened fire in the institute on Wednesday, causing numerous fatalities and wounding at least 50 before he was arrested by police, authorities said.

At least 17 people were reported dead, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

A teacher at the school said Cruz had been identified previously as a potential threat to his classmates.

“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” math teacher Jim Gard said in a Miami Herald interview.