Brussels, 16/08/2015

Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of Minister Khanzada in Pakistan

"Shuja Khanzada, Home Minister in the Punjab in Pakistan, was killed along with several other people in a terrorist attack on Sunday during a jirga in Mr Khanzada’s home village.

We express our condolences to the family and friends of Mr Khanzada and others who lost their lives in the attack as well as to the Provincial and Federal Government. We also wish a fast recovery to all those injured.

The EU continues to support Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism, including by effective enforcement of its ban on terrorist organisations and hate speech."