UN leader ‘appalled’ by Mansehra sectarian killing

Ban Ki-moon expresses his outrage over deliberate attacks on people due to their religious beliefs in Pakistan.


Afp August 17, 2012

UNITED NATIONS: UN leader Ban Ki-moon was “appalled” by the sectarian killing of 20 Shias who were dragged off a bus in Pakistan on Thursday, his spokesman said.

“The secretary general expresses his outrage over such deliberate attacks on people due to their religious beliefs in Pakistan,” said a statement released by UN spokesman Martin Nesirky which strongly condemned the attack.

Gunmen dragged the Shiite travellers off a bus in the northwestern district of Mansehra and killed them at point blank range, officials said. It was the third attack of its kind in six months.

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COMMENTS (71)

Abdullah | 8 years ago | Reply

@Khalid Pathan: What else is expected when bad words are uttered for those personalities who are held very high for all muslims ?

Nonviolent Pacifist | 8 years ago | Reply

The CJ should take suo moto action against the perpetrators of the Mansehra tragedy, even if the Supreme Court is accused of “persecuting” the present Government, as might very well turn out to be another failure of Government to protect its citizens effectively.

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