Ban Ki-moon condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

Ban Ki-moon condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

“I am especially concerned about the situation in Pakistan and the loss of life and destruction of property there over the past week,” Mr. Ban told a news conference in New York, condemning the terrorist attacks over the weekend that claimed the lives of a large number of security forces and innocent civilians.

Noting that President Pervez Musharraf “has taken a strong stand against extremism,” Mr. Ban said, “While I am in favour of firm action against extremism, I am conscious that the Government faces a delicate balance in ensuring the safety of its citizens.”