Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Pakistan
New York , 9 June 2014
The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including the assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in which reportedly at least 29 people died, and the suicide attacks targeting Shia pilgrims in Taftan, Baluchistan, which reportedly left at least 25 people dead and many more injured.
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by this upsurge of violence across Pakistan. While acknowledging the measures already taken to maintain security, he urges the Government of Pakistan to further increase its efforts to address terrorism and religious extremism, including with a view to protecting the rights of all people to safely practice their religion, and to bring the perpetrators of such attacks to justice.
The Secretary-General expresses his solidarity with the Government and the people of Pakistan and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.
Statements on 9 June 2014
- New York, 9 June 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks at the 30th anniversary gala dinner hosted by the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) in his honour
- New York, 9 June 2014 - Secretary-General remarks at the presentation of proceeds to the beneficiaries of the UN International Bazaar [as prepared for delivery]
- New York, 9 June 2014 - Secretary-General's remarks to Meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on the 20th Anniversary of its Entry into Force
- New York , 9 June 2014 - Remarks at "kick-off to the World Cup" event
- Tokyo, Japan, 9 June 2014 - Secretary-General's message to the International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East [Delivered by Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information]
- New York, 9 June 2014 - Secretary-General's opening remarks at High-Level Event on "Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Agenda"