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Pakistan/assassination of the Governor of Punjab

Published on January 5, 2011
Statement by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Deputy Spokesman

Paris, January 4, 2011

France utterly condemns the assassination of Mr Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab Province, on Tuesday, 4 January 2011. Governor Taseer was a leading political figure, known for his courage in defending his country’s democratic institutions.

France offers her condolences to Governor Taseer’s family and close friends and the Pakistani authorities.

France reaffirms her determination to remain at the Pakistani government’s side in the face of the many challenges it must take up./.

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