Death of Syed Saleem Shehzad

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 31, 2011

The United States strongly condemns the abduction and killing of reporter Syed Saleem Shehzad. His work reporting on terrorism and intelligence issues in Pakistan brought to light the troubles extremism poses to Pakistan's stability. We support the Pakistani government's investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

We remain committed to helping the government and people of Pakistan as they work to bring peace and stability to the country.

PRN: 2011/865