United Nations- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday said the UN would continue to support the efforts of the Pakistani authorities in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Ban said this in New York briefing the Security Council’s Open Debate on Cooperation between the UN and the Regional and Sub-regional Organisations.
While condemning the attack at a school in Peshawar, Ban urged the Government of Pakistan to make every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.
‘The hearts of the world go out to the parents and families who have lost loved ones in the horrific attack at a school in Peshawar this morning, which has taken the lives of more than 130 people, the vast majority children.
”I condemn this heinous act in the strongest possible terms. No cause can justify such brutality.
”No grievance can excuse such horror. It is an act of horror and cowardice to attack defenseless children while they learn.
”Schools must be safe and secure learning spaces. Getting an education is every child’s right. Going to school should not have to be an act of bravery,” he said.
According to him, I extend my deepest condolences to the people, Government and particularly those touched by today’s tragedy. (NAN)