ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government has strongly condemned and expressed extreme shock and deep sadness over the suicide attack at a shrine in Sehwan, which caused numerous deaths and injuries on February 16. Japan expressed condolences to the victims and the bereaved families and also prayed for the earliest recovery of those injured in the attack. In a statement, Press Secretary of Japan Foreign Affairs Ministry said “Japan is shocked and saddened by the suicide attack which caused numerous deaths and injuries on February 16, at a shrine in Sehwan, Sindh, of Pakistan. Japan expresses its condolences to the victims and the bereaved families. Japan also prays those injured for their earliest recovery”. The statement further said that no act of terrorism can be justified for whatever reason or purpose. Japan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Japan expresses solidarity to the Government of Pakistan and their people and supports efforts by the government of Pakistan to combat terrorism.