Islamabad(May 19, 2018): US Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale phoned family of Sabika Shaikh, who was killed in Texas Shootout to offer his condolence.
David Hale in his message on social media said that staff of the American consulate is deeply grieved over the killing of students in Texas.
This morning, I called the family of Sabika Sheikh and offered my deepest condolences. All of us at the U.S. Mission in Pakistan are devastated by and mourn her loss. We will honor her memory. #AmbHale #USEmbassyISB pic.twitter.com/Q8ZhF27gGz
— US Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) May 19, 2018
Earlier, Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, Co-Chairman and Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party have expressed grief over the death of Pakistani Student, Sabika Shaikh in Texas School Shooting.
According to the details, Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his grief over the death of Sabika Shaikh and offered his condolence to the bereaved family. Former President Asif Ali Zardari also showed his grief over the killing of Pakistani Student in US’s state of Texas.
On the other hand, CM Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif offered his condolence to the family of Sabika Shaikh.
Grieved to learn about the killing of students including a Pakistani exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, in an incident of shooting at a US school. My heart-felt sympathies to bereaved families!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 19, 2018
Father of Sabika said that It is still so very hard to believe that [Sabika is dead] “Sabika was going to come home on June 9.” He added
Sabika’s scheduled return was to coincide with Eid-ul-Fitr.
Earlier, a Pakistani exchange Program student, Sabika Sheikh was one of the students who lost their lives in heart-wrenching Fridays’ shooting in Texas.
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A nation plagued by a wrenching loop of mass school shootings watched the latest horror play out in this small Southeast Texas town.
Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student, is one of the student victims in Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
Sabika was an exchange student with YES, which is funded by the US State Department. It provides scholarships for secondary school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the US
A gunman killed 10, nine of them students, and wounded another 10 in the shooting.
The gunman, who was arrested on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
The Pakistan embassy in Washington confirmed Sheikh’s death in a series of tweets.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Sabika’s family and friends,” Pakistani ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said.