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Baird Condemns Latest Bombing in Pakistan

February 16, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns today’s terrorist attack on innocent Pakistani civilians. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims, as well as best wishes for speedy recoveries to those injured.

“This latest attack on the Hazara community is a blatant assault on all civilized norms. It underscores the need for swift and determined action by the Government of Pakistan against terrorist groups that prey on innocents in Pakistan.

“We expect that the perpetrators of this horrendous attack will be brought to justice.

“Canada supports the courageous efforts of our allies to prevent extremist groups from arming and organizing within Pakistan.

“Canada will continue to work with the people of Pakistan and our allies to help Pakistan address the challenges it faces, and to encourage freedom of religion throughout the region.”

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