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UN chief condemns terrorist violence

January 11, 2013

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.