Pakistan condemns deadly Paris shooting: FO



ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday condemned the deadly Jan 7 shooting at a French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, said areport published on Radio Pakistan.

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Earlier on Tuesday, hooded gunmen had stormed the offices of Charlie Hepdo, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.

Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) is well known for courting controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders.

In a statement issued today, FO spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said that Pakistan deplores all forms of terrorism and extends condolences to the government of France and its citizens for the loss of life.

Aslam further said, “we are confident that the international community will persist in standing firm against terrorism and that the culprits behind terrorist activities will be brought to justice.”


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