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Pakistan Prez, PM condemn minister`s assassination

Pakistan`s President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday strongly condemned the assassination of the country`s Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti.



Islamabad: Pakistan`s President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday strongly condemned the assassination of the country`s Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti.

Zardari in a statement vowed that such acts would not deter the government from eliminating extremism and terrorism. He also sought a report on the incident, Pakistan`s news agency AAP reported.
Terming the incident as a "heinous act", President Zardari said the government would continue to stand firm on its stance and would not bow to the extremists and terrorists.

Conveying his heartfelt condolences to Bhatti`s family, Zardari said the extremist elements were trying in vain to destabilise the country. He expressed the resolve that such attempts would fail.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, meanwhile, ordered a probe into Shahbaz Bhatti`s assassination, as he visited the local Al-Shifa hospital where the body of killed minister was shifted soon after he was shot dead by unknown assailants.
He said such acts would not deter the government`s resolve to fight terrorism and extremism.

He expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of Bhatti.

IANS

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