Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on tourists

Islamabad, June 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on tourists in the Northern Areas of Pakistan in which nine tourists and a Pakistani guide were murdered last night.

The Government of Pakistan expresses its deep sense of shock and grief on this brutal act of terrorism, and extends its sympathy to the families of the victims. Those who have committed this heinous crime seem to be attempting to disrupt the growing relations of Pakistan with China and other friendly countries.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has condemned these inhuman and cruel acts, ordered to conduct thorough investigation, and apprehend the culprits to bring them to justice.

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of foreign affairs spoke to the Ambassadors of China and Ukraine today and condoled on the death of the tourists hailing from China and Ukraine.

The Foreign Secretary also called the Ambassadors of China and Ukraine to express condolences on behalf of the Government of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Spokesman
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: 051-9205494
Fax: 051-9204202
Cell: 0336-5644459

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