Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali
Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday condemned
the assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghan
President Hamid Karzai.
In a phone conversation with Karzai, Zardari expressed
his heartfelt condolences to the Afghan President and his
He described the incident as "most unfortunate".
Gilani, who too telephoned Karzai, described the
assassination as an "act of cowardice".
Gilani expressed "deep grief and sorrow" at the
killing and prayed to God to grant courage and fortitude to
Karzai and his family to bear the loss.
The younger brother of the Afghan president, was shot
dead in the southern city of Kandahar today.