Ban condemns terrorist violence in Pakistan

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan.

A statement from the Spokesperson's Office says the Secretary-General strongly condemns the multiple attacks in Quetta (Balochistan) and the Swat Valley that have reportedly killed at least 100 people and injured at least 200 more.

He also strongly condemns Wednesday's targeted killing of Dr. Syed Riaz Hussain who was the President of the Pakistan People’s Party for Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Dr. Hussain was a strong advocate of democracy and tolerance.

According to the statement, the Secretary-General says these heinous acts cannot be justified by any cause.

Secretary-General Ban reiterates the strong support of the United Nations 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.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

Duration: 52″

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