United Kingdom Foreign Secretary pays his respect to the victims of terrorism in Pakistan


Islamabad: The UK Foreign Secretary, Mr William Hague met with the families and victims of those killed and injured in terrorist attacks in Pakistan today Thursday 23 June.

Mr Hague paid his respects to the fallen martyrs of the Pakistani police service by laying a wreath at the police monument recognising the sacrifices of those killed in the service of Pakistan and its citizens. He then met with the families and victims of ordinary Pakistani citizens who had been killed and injured in recent terrorist atrocities. He was joined in the ceremony by Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik.

Speaking to victims of terrorism at the event the Foreign Secretary said:

“I wanted to come here today to meet the people who have suffered as a result of terrorism in Pakistan. The UK recognises that no country has suffered more from the scourge of terrorism than Pakistan. Today I have met some very brave and courageous people, including a number of policemen, whose lives have been deeply affected by terrorism. Many of the people here have lost loved ones. I extend my deepest sympathies to all those who have suffered across Pakistan. The UK will continue to work with the Government of Pakistan to fight terrorism and tackle the causes of terrorism”.

For more information, contact:
George Sherriff
Press Attaché
British High Commission
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 201 2000
Cell: +92300 500 5306
Website: http://ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk

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