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UN and its Agencies, Funds and Programmes condemn Easter Day attack on civilians in Lahore, Pakistan

Statements by the United Nations Pakistan Country Team and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statement from the United Nations System in Pakistan

"United Nations Country Team in Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms, the murderous attack on hundreds of people at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park in Lahore, mainly women and children. All people in Pakistan have the right to peaceful lives. Brutality such as that in Lahore contradicts that universal right. Our thoughts are with the Pakistani people, with the victims and their families."

Islamabad, Pakistan, 28 March 2016


Statement attributable to the Spokesman of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

"The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing today at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 60 people and wounding over 100, including many women and children.

"The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators of this appalling terrorist act to be brought swiftly to justice, consistent with human rights obligations. He urges the Government to do its utmost to put in place protective measures to ensure the personal security of all individuals, including religious minority communities living in the country.

"The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan."

New York, 27 March 2016




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