Security Council urges calm in wake of deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan
Condemning the deadly terrorist attack that killed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and at least a dozen others in
the northern city of Rawalpindi, the United Nations Security Council today called on all Pakistanis to show restraint in
the wake of today's tragedy.
In a statement read out by Ambassador Marcello Spatafora of Italy, which holds the Council's rotating presidency for
this month, the 15-member body paid tribute to Ms. Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People's Party, and called for all
those behind the suicide attack to be brought to justice.
The Council also called on all Pakistanis "to exercise restraint and maintain stability in the country."
The Council's statement echoes the condemnation issued earlier today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who called the
assassination of Ms. Bhutto "an assault on stability in Pakistan and its democratic process."
The former leader was previously targeted in October during an attack on her convoy in the southern city of Karachi that
killed over 100 people.