Pakistan – Anti-Shi’ite attack in Quetta (February 18, 2013)
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.
France expresses his concern over the upsurge in attacks targeting ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan. There had already been an attack on the Shi’ite Hazara community on 10 January. France calls on the Pakistani authorities to take the necessary measures to guarantee their people’s security and combat all the extremist groups on their territory.