President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani have condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack which has led to the Shahadat of Syed Burhanuddin Rabbani, Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council and former President of Afghanistan, and injured many others.

On behalf of the people and government of Pakistan, the Pakistani leadership has conveyed to the brotherly people and government of Afghanistan, extreme anger and shock on the terrorist attack. The people of Pakistan stand by their Afghan brothers and sisters at this moment of grief on losing a visionary leader who was actively pursuing peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Professor Burhauddin Rabbani was a friend of Pakistan with whom we were working closely within the Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Commission for Reconciliation and Peace on a vision for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan. Professor Rabbani has been martyred by the enemies of peace in Afghanistan.

20 September 2011

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