Qureshi expresses condolences over demise of John McCain


ISLAMABAD, Aug. 26 (TNS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed his condolences on the passing of US senator John McCain.

“Thoughts and prayers of the people of Pakistan are with the family and friends of Senator McCain,” the statement from Foreign Office read.

“Senator John McCain had an illustrious military and public service career and was admired across the spectrum of US politics as a man of integrity and a champion of civility,” the statement said.

The statement further added, “As Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Senator McCain always stood for strong Pakistan-US relations and a cooperative approach for promoting peace and building stability in the region. He will be greatly missed in Pakistan.”

McCain passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday night after battling glioblastoma — an aggressive brain cancer, discovered by his doctors in July 2017.