ISLAMABAD:  Former President and Ch-chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari has expressed profound grief and shock over the deaths and damages caused by a massive earthquake in different parts of the country Monday afternoon.

In a message the former President said that the massive earthquake, as all natural disasters in the past, has brought home the point yet again that no matter what progress mankind may achieve he is helpless before forces of Nature.

While praying for those who lost their lives in the earthquake the former President offered his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and grief stricken families.

Mr. Zardari expressed the hope that relevant government agencies would be already engaged in relief and rehabilitation work and providing necessary support to the affected people.

Mr. Zardari also called upon Party workers to reach out in their areas to help the victims of the earthquake.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party has expressed shock and grief over the loss of precious human lives and damage to the property in the earthquake, which hit major parts of Pakistan this evening.