ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has expressed deep grief over the tragic deaths of seven Canadian Pakistanis in a house fire in Canada’s Alberta province.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death, due to house fire, of seven Canadian Pakistanis including four children in Alberta, Canada,” the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said on Saturday in response to queries from some media colleagues regarding the incident.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this tragic incident. We also pray for quick and full recovery of the injured,” Chaudhri said.
The Spokesperson said that our Consulate General in Vancouver is in contact with the relevant Canadian authorities to ascertain the facts, and with the bereaved family to offer all possible assistance.
Chaudhri said that as per the relevant Canadian authorities, the cause of the fire is still unknown, however, preliminary investigations indicate that it’s not criminal in nature.”
On early Friday, seven members of two Pakistani families were killed in a house fire in the Canadian City of Chestermere near Alberta.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri further said that he himself talked to the survivor of the fire Amjad Kamal. The survivor told that the family is distraught and under shock.
Chaudhri said that the Pakistan Canada Association in Calgary is in constant touch with the bereaved family, adding that on the request of the Consulate General, food and assistance have been provided.