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18 February 2020

UN Secretary General Condemns Kohistan Carnage

UN Secretary General Condemns Kohistan Carnage

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Tuesday's attack in Kohistan in which gunmen killed 18 shias after ordering them off a bus on the Islamabad-Gilgit route.

The secretary general extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the 'abhorrent attack,' as well as to the government of Pakistan, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. "The United Nations stands by Pakistan in its efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism and extremism, which continues to claim the lives of so many Pakistanis," the statement added.

Concerning another incident, the Pakistani government on Wednesday condemned in strongest terms the killing of a Chinese national in Peshawar. "We condole with the family of the deceased. Every effort will be made to investigate this crime and bring the perpetrators to justice," said a Foreign Office statement. The Foreign Office spokesperson said the government of Pakistan attaches high importance to the security and safety of Chinese nationals in Pakistan. app