LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Pakistan – Attack in Peshawar (22.09.13)
France condemns yesterday’s heinous attack on a church in Peshawar. France asks the Pakistani government to take all necessary measures to protection the populations targeted by these attacks.
Pakistan - Attack against a group of climbers (24.06.13)
France utterly condemns the attack that targeted, on the night of June 23, a group of foreign tourists and their guide in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan and killed 10 people.
Pakistan – Attacks (17.06.13)
France strongly condemns the particularly heinous attacks that targeted a hospital and Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Quetta, Baluchistan, on June 15. This institution is supported by France as part of an excellence-based scholarship program.
Pakistan – Elections (11.05.13)
France welcomes the holding of elections in Pakistan on May 11. They were marked by the strong and courageous mobilization of the voters, who, despite violence on the part of extremist groups, freely expressed the diversity of their opinions. France extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the violence.
Pakistan – Car bombing at the Jalozai refugee camp (22.03.13)
France strongly condemns the attack that targeted the Jalozai refugee camp in Pakistan. According to the latest reports, this attack killed 15 people and injured around 40 in this camp that provides shelter to people fleeing the fighting between Pakistani security forces and Taliban forces.
Pakistan – Attack against the Shia community in Karachi (04.03.13)
France utterly condemns the attack on 3rd of February in the city of Karachi. France offers its condolences to the victims’ relatives and reiterates its support to the Pakistani people in the fight against terrorism.
Pakistan – Anti-Shi’ite attack in Quetta (18.02.13)
France utterly condemns the attack on 16 February in the city of Quetta in Balochistan. According to the latest toll, the attack – which targeted the Shi’ite Hazara community – left more than 80 people dead and some 200 wounded. In these tragic circumstances, France shares the grief of the victims’ loved ones. She reiterates her solidarity with the Pakistani people and stands alongside them in the fight against terrorism.
Pakistan – Attacks (11.01.13)
France utterly condemns yesterday’s attacks in the city of Quetta and the Swat Valley in Pakistan, in which, according to a provisional toll, more than 110 people were killed and hundreds wounded.
Pakistan – Murder of humanitarian workers involved in polio vaccination campaigns (19.12.12)
France strongly condemns the multiple attacks that took place on December 18 and 19 against humanitarian workers conducting a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. The most recent reports indicate that 9 people were killed.
Pakistan - Attacks (22.11.12)
We offer our condolences to the bereaved and express our wholehearted solidarity with the Pakistani people in their rejection of terrorism and religious fundamentalism.
Pakistan – Execution of Muhammad Hussain (15.11.12)
France condemns the execution in Pakistan of Muhammad Hussain, which puts an end to the moratorium on the death penalty observed by the Pakistani government for 5 years. This decision is a step backward in terms of Pakistan’s progress toward greater respect for human rights.
Pakistan – Assassination attempt against Malala Yousafzai (10.10.12)
France condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous attack in Pakistan on young Malala Yousafzai and two of her classmates as they were returning home from school.
Fires in Pakistan (12.09.12)
We were deeply shocked to learn that two fires in Pakistan – in Karachi and in Lahore – have, according to the latest report, resulted in the death of more than 200 people.
Pakistan – Arrest of a Pakistani girl on blasphemy charges and risk of death penalty (21.08.12)
France wants to reaffirm that the very existence of the crime of blasphemy infringes upon fundamental freedoms, namely the freedom of religion or belief, as well as the freedom of expression.
Pakistan - Murders (17.08.12)
France calls on the Pakistani authorities to pursue their efforts to end the increase in sectarian violence and to combat all forms of extremism.
Pakistan: murder of Khalil Dale, ICRC humanitarian worker (30.04.12)
France utterly condemns the barbaric murder of Khalil Dale, a British humanitarian worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the city of Quetta, Pakistan.
Pakistan – Avalanche on the Siachen Glacier (10.04.12)
France shares the families’ pain and extends its condolences to all those who lost a loved one in this tragic avalanche.
Pakistan - India - Process to normalize trade relations (02.03.12)
France welcomes this decision, which follows the visit to Islamabad by India’s Commerce Minister, Mr. Anand Sharma. It’s the first step in the plan approved by both governments aimed at standardizing economic relations by granting, in a spirit of reciprocity based on the current situation, the most-favored nation status to India.
Pakistan – Murder of Pakistani journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif (18.01.12)
France utterly condemns the murder of Pakistani journalist Mukarram Khan Atif on Tuesday, January 17 in a mosque in the town of Shabqadar (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province) while he was attending prayers. Those responsible for this heinous act, for which the Pakistani Taliban is claiming responsibility, must be prosecuted and condemned.
Pakistan – Attack in the town of Jamrud (10.01.12)
The attack has left 35 people dead and more than 60 injured in a town known for its opposition to the Taliban’s presence in the region.
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