The Australian High Commission condemns the heinous, cowardly terrorist attacks in recent days on political candidates and their supporters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan as they prepared to exercise their democratic right to vote in Pakistan’s national elections.
We extend our profound condolences to all victims and families and stand in solidarity with Pakistan in confronting terrorism in all its forms.
The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms Margaret Adamson said:
“I strongly condemn the attack on election rallies in Mastung and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I am deeply grieved to hear about the loss of so many precious lives. Australia stands with Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and protect democracy by holding free and fair elections.”