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Pakistan urged to protect religious, ethnic minorities

31 Jan 2015

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Authorities in Pakistan are being urged to redouble efforts to protect religious and ethnic minorities following a terrorist attack that killed around 54 people.

The call was made by the UN Secretary-General following the bombing of a mosque in the southern Sindh province belonging to the minority Shia Muslims.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “appalled” by what

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Ambassador David Pressman
Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs 

AS DELIVERED

Thank you, Mr. President, for chairing this important meeting. And let me also express my thanks to Assistant Secretary-General Kang, Ms. Durham of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Ms. Elman of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security for your informative and moving briefings and your tireless work on this important subject.

Shortly after the Secretary-General released his report on Women, Peace, and Security last year,