UN chief Bank Ki-moon condemns violence in Pakistan

Friday, January 11th, 2013 4:03:53 by

Condemning terrorist violence in Pakistan, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the world body’s support for the country in countering terrorism.


The spokesperson said in a statement, “The secretary-general is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan. He strongly condemns the multiple attacks in Quetta and the Swat Valley on Thursday.”


Thursday marked a bloody day for Pakistan as four blasts rocked the country, killing at least 103 people and injuring hundreds others.


In the statement, the UN chief also strongly condemned the targeted killing of Syed Riaz Hussain, president of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party for Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).


Ban said Hussain was a strong advocate of democracy and tolerance. The secretary-general stressed that these heinous acts cannot be justified by any cause.


The statement said, “He reiterates the strong support of the UN for the efforts of the government of Pakistan to combat the scourge of terrorism and hopes that the perpetrators of these violent acts will be brought to justice.


Ban also conveyed his heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the government and people of Pakistan, as well as to the families of all the victims.

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