Secretary-General condemns assassination of top Pakistani official

The UN Secretary-General has condemned the assassination of the Governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

Salman Taseer

Salman Taseer

Salman Taseer was shot on Tuesday while getting into his car at a shopping centre in Islamabad, the country’s capital.

In a statement released by his spokesman, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described Mr. Taseer as “a prominent leader whose death is a heavy loss for Pakistan.”

The Secretary-General extended condolences to the family of Mr. Taseer and to the Government and people of Pakistan.

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