Anti-government protesters confront riot police on a flyover near the Pearl Square in Manama.—Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday regretted the loss of life of its national as a result of violence in the Kingdom of Bahrain and requested the government of Bahrain to ensure the safety of its nationals.

“The safety of Pakistani nationals abroad is of paramount importance. We have requested the government of Bahrain to ensure the safety of our nationals,” Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said in a statement.

“Pakistan Embassy in Bahrain has also been instructed to take all appropriate steps in this regard,” she added.

Pakistan is closely following the developments in Bahrain, Janjua stated.

“We enjoy close fraternal relations with Bahrain and earnestly hope that the leadership and the people of Bahrain will be able to overcome the present difficulties”.

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