New York

25 June 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Pakistan

The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the large number of deaths and injured following the explosion of an oil tanker near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East in Punjab's Bahawalpur district. 
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of Pakistan on this tragic event and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.  The United Nations stands ready to endeavor to support the authorities with any support they may require.
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General