ISLAMABAD, 14th February 2017: The United Nations Country Team in Pakistan is shocked at the brutality of the terror attack on peaceful protestors and police in Lahore yesterday. The targeted murder of police personnel was an attack on their efforts to implement the rule of law in Pakistan. The UN family in Pakistan shares the grief of all Pakistanis at this loss and expresses condolences to the families and colleagues of all affected. The bravery of the police was sadly highlighted also yesterday in Quetta by the loss of two officers in an effort to dispose off a bomb.
“We condemn the violence used and stand in solidarity with fellow Pakistanis in this time of grief,” said Mr. Neil Buhne, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Pakistan.