UN chief condemns terrorist violence

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. — File Photo by AFP

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the “terrorist violence” in Pakistan and reaffirmed the world body’s support for the country in countering terrorism.

He also condemned targeted killing of Syed Riaz Husain, head of PPP at Kurram Agency.

“The secretary-general is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan,” the UN spokesperson said in a statement.

“He strongly condemns the multiple attacks in Quetta and the Swat Valley.”

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

The secretary-general stressed that the heinous acts could not be justified by any cause.

“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”, the statement said.

Mr 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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Jan 12, 2013 03:55am
The army chief should immediately resign. He has certainly failed to provide security to innocent bystanders from being massacred. Perhaps, this is a game to show Lord Americans that they are victims of terrorism. Similarly, like others they will fill their own pockets and soon leave. Pakistan Ka Allah he Hafiz Hafiz hay.