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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Readout of the Secretary-General’s call with H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan

New York, 26 December 2014

The Secretary-General spoke on the phone with H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, on 25 December 2014.

The Secretary-General reiterated his condolences to the people, Government and communities affected by the school attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, on 16 December 2014. 

While fully recognising the difficult circumstances, the Secretary-General urged the Government of Pakistan to stop the executions of convicts and re-impose the moratorium on the death penalty.

The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister noted the importance of democracy, rule of law as well as the need for an independent judiciary and the respect for the sentiments of the people of Pakistan. The Secretary-General welcomed the Prime Minister’s assurance that all legal norms would be respected.


Readouts on 26 December 2014