Hargeisa, 28 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Pakistan’s Adviser on Consular Affairs between Foreign  Affairs and  Diplomatic Missions, Mr Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi has sent a letter of condolences to the family, friends, and to the people and government of Somaliland on the death of Somaliland’s State Foreign Minister, Mr Saed Mohamed Nur, who past away on Thursday night in the capital.

Mr Saed died of natural causes at his home in Hargeisa on Thursday.

On Monday, Mr Shafiq expressed profound condolences in a letter that was issued from his office. Mr Shafiqi wrote: “I am very much shocked and sad to hear the demise news of death of the Honorable State Foreign Minister. May Allah bless him with and put him in the heaven (Paradise), Ameen. I was very much attached personally with the Somaliland officials. I wish if I could come and attended his funeral ceremony.”

Mr Shafiq, accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General of Pakistan People’s Party (ruling party), Sheikh Mansoor Ahmed, visited Somaliland in November this year on a six day fact-finding mission to the young republic.

“Please convey my heart felt condolences to his immediate family, the President, The Foreign Minister , The Governor General of the Bank, The Vice President. I remember and cannot forget his hospitality, cooperation and affection during my visit to Somaliland from November 2nd to November 8th, 2009,” he added.

This comes at a time when Mr Shifiq will be marking a key holy-day.  Every year Shia Muslims in the month of Muharram (the first month of Islamic calendar) around the world mourn the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.

“Here in Pakistan today is 10th of Muharram and I will arrange in his honor special Qurani Khawani Isale suwab for departed soul. May God give the strength to his family and the Government of the Somaliland to overcome the unbearable loss (Ameen).”

In this week, along with the death of Mr Saed, Somaliland officials dealt with other two close deaths. On Sunday night, the chairman of UDUB party, Mr Osman Abdullahi Egal’s brother Hassan Abdullahi past away in Denmark, while Somaliland’s representative to France, Mr Mohamoud Salah Nur died in a hospital in Paris.

The president has issued separate statements offering his condolences on the deaths of the officials to their families, relatives and to the people of Somaliland.[ad#Google Adsense (200×90)]

With a population of 3.5 million people, according to government estimates, Somaliland is relatively stable democracy even though it has not been internationally recognised.

Sources: Somalilandpress


  1. Thank you for your warm sympathy on behave of the people of Somaliland, we look forward to future ties with the Pakistani republic. Already thousands of Somaliland students study in Pakistan who are making difference, we hope this continues and also we express concern over the illegal arrest of Somaliland nationals by Pakistani intelligence who are illegally handed over to the US forces in the so called 'war on terror' such as the ones who recently returned.

    No hard feelings but we know these two men who recently returned from Gitmo were innocent, one of them was arrested in Karachi. We have no voice does not mean you can sell us just for the gain of military aid from the US.

    • You see the problem is that at present and in past it was difficult to justify about the somalia and somaliland nationals. Pakistan and the Somaliland Republic has the common problem of terrosim of whose roots are coming from other neighboring and anti islamic countries. It is clearly understood that Pakistani Muslim and the Somalilander Muslim are very peaceful and condem any kind of terrosist activity. Many problems will be solved after when Somaliland will be a recognized and come forward as Modern Islamic

  2. In the name of Somaliland Poeple in daispora I like to thanks Mr. Shafiq in his warm sypathy and we send to Pakistan our deep sorry for the last terrost attack and we prayer to Allah bless them with and put them in the heaven (Paradise), Ameen .

    we look forward to future ties between two nations , and GOD SAVE Pakistan & Somaliland .

  3. Thank you Mr. Shafiq for the condolence. Somaliland will miss him so much but the caravan will not stop until its destination.

  4. thanks you Mr. Shafiq for the condolence in somaliland . also somalilad miss the man and for him allaha gives his paradise and bless