UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has denounced the assaults in Pakistan on Shia parades stamping Ashura that have asserted 36 lives in the most recent two days.
“The Secretary-General emphasizes that nothing legitimizes terrorism. He encourages the Government of Pakistan to take every single vital measure to convey to equity the culprits of these disgusting demonstrations and to do its most extreme to ensure its subjects, including all minorities,” an announcement issued by his representative in New York said.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns terror attacks in Pakistan during Muharram
The Secretary-General extended his sympathies to the groups of the casualties and wishes the harmed a quick recuperation.
No less than 24 individuals, including four youngsters, were killed and 40 others harmed yesterday in a suicide assault on a Muharram parade by minority Shias in Pakistan’s Sindh area.
The impact occurred in spite of stringent efforts to establish safety put set up for the Ashura parades taken out on the ninth and tenth of Muharram by Shia Muslims.
In another assault on Thursday, 12 individuals were killed when a suicide plane exploded himself at a Shia place of worship in Balochistan.