NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (SABAH): The United Nations has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan Sharif in Pakistan.
In a statement, Spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the United Nations supports the government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism in full respect of international and human rights norms.
“We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call for the perpetrators of this attack to be brought to justices swiftly” he said.
The United Nations supports the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism in full respect of international and human rights norms, he said.
Meanwhile the United States has also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Sehwan Sharif.
US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner in a statement strongly condemned the terror attack in Pakistan against peaceful worshipers at one of the country’s most revered Sufi shrines.
“We extend our condolences to the victims and their families and wish a full recovery for all of those injured. We also offer our support to the Government of Pakistan as it works to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice,” the spokesman said.
He said the attack was the latest in a series of violent acts this past week in Lahore, Balochistan, Peshawar and Mohmand Agency. “We stand with the people of Pakistan in their fight against terrorism and remain committed to the security of the South Asia region,” he added.
The United States would continue to work with the Government of Pakistan and its partners across the region to combat the threat of terrorism, the spokesman added.