UN Chief Ban Ki-moon — AP Photo
UN chief Ban Ki-moon. — Photo by AP/File

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “strongly” condemned the bomb blast in southwestern Pakistan that killed 81 people, calling on authorities there to act quickly against those responsible, his spokesman Martin Nesirky said Sunday.

Noting that this is the second attack against the Shia community in Quetta in the last few weeks, Ban “calls for swift and determined action against those claiming responsibility and perpetrating such actions,” Nesirky said in a statement.

He “reiterates the strong support of the United Nations for efforts by the Government and people of Pakistan to protect religious and ethnic minorities and to combat the scourge of terrorism,” the spokesman added.

Updated Feb 18, 2013 03:34am

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Feb 18, 2013 03:33pm
The UN should take a more active role in holding the Government of Pakistan and the military accountable for its unending sectarian violence, bordering on genocide now.
Feb 18, 2013 06:28am
Why didn't UN ever condemned drone and missile attacks by NATO forces on Wedding cermonies leaving dozens dead including women and children... Double standards will lead to Balochistan's separation from Pakistan...
Feb 18, 2013 01:30pm
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
fayaz Baloch
Feb 18, 2013 08:26pm
hopefully this is a good news.
Feb 18, 2013 10:50am
plz send the peace keeping force to Quetta.