19 October 2007
Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon today condemned the horrific attack on the convoy of Mrs Benazir Bhutto last night in Karachi.
He expressed the revulsion and deep concern of all in the Commonwealth at the loss of many innocent lives and conveyed his condolences to the families of the victims.
He reiterated the Commonwealth’s solidarity with the people of Pakistan at this critical time and assured them of its support in their continuing progress towards credible elections and full democracy.
“The legitimate aspirations of the people of Pakistan to enjoy peace, stability, prosperity and a democratic way of life must not be allowed to be thwarted by senseless acts of violence,” Mr McKinnon said.