U.S. Condemns Violent Attacks in Quetta and Peshawar

Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
September 3, 2010

We strongly condemn the recent barbaric attacks on religious processions in Lahore and Quetta and on a place of worship in Mardan – near Peshawar. Our sympathies are with the victims and their families, and all those affected by these cruel acts of hatred. We stand with all of the people of Pakistan who should have the freedom to peacefully observe their religion, especially during Ramadan, and focus on rebuilding their lives after the floods, not mourn friends and family killed in terrorist attacks.

The United States remains committed to helping the government and people of Pakistan as they recover from the devastating floods and work to secure a more peaceful and prosperous future, free from extremist violence and threat.

PRN: 2010/1206