My wife and I have just heard the heart breaking news about a devastating fire on a train travelling near Rahim Yar Khan earlier today.

On behalf of us both, I wanted to write immediately to express our deepest sympathy to those who have lost family members and friends, and heartfelt concern for those who have been injured.

I want you and all our many friends in Pakistan to know how much you are in our thoughts and special prayers at this most difficult time.