UN chief slams deadly attacks in Pakistan
Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 14:05
  
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terror attack in Pakistan that left 20 people dead, saying "no cause can justify such violence".

"The secretary-general strongly condemns the attacks in Quetta and Ziarat, Pakistan, in which at least 20 civilians were reportedly killed and many more injured," said a statement from his office. "He deplores the heinous nature of the attacks on a university bus carrying women students and educators and a hospital facility, as well as the heritage Quaid Azam Residency which has a historical importance as a former home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah," he added.

"No cause can justify such violence," Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.

"The secretary-general notes with dismay that violence against women and educators has increased in recent years, the aim being to keep girls from attaining the basic right to education."

IANS


First Published: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 14:05


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