The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing on 27 March 2016 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