ISLAMABAD, 17th July, 2016 (WAM) — The Pakistani Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has strongly condemned the attempt to undermine democracy by a failed coup in Turkey and re-affirmed full support to its democratic institutions.

A statement released by the PM House on Saturday quoted the Prime Minister as saying, “We deeply admire the resolve of the brave and resilient Turkish people, who stood up against the forces of darkness and anarchy to express their support and commitment to democracy.”

The Prime Minister continued, “We express our complete support and solidarity with President Erdogan, the democratically elected government of Turkey, and the democratic institutions of Turkey.”

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan highly values its strong and historic ties with Turkey.