President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf
September 13, 2001
The people of Pakistan are deeply shocked and outraged at the dreadful terrorist
attacks in New York and Washington, which have resulted in unprecedented loss
of thousands of innocent lives. It is difficult to describe in words our sorrow
and grief at this moment of national tragedy for the American people. I have
conveyed the deepest condolences and sympathy of the people and Government of
Pakistan to President George Bush, the bereaved families and the American people
in a message last evening.
We strongly condemn this barbaric act of terrorism, which will live in memory
as a most heinous crime against humanity. As the world tries to grasp the magnitude
of the tragedy and mourns those who have perished, we pray for the recovery
of thousands of others who have suffered injuries.
We regard terrorism as an evil that threatens the world community. Concerted
international effort is needed to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
The carnage in New York and Washington has raised this struggle to a new level.
Pakistan has been extending cooperation to international efforts to combat terrorism
in the past and will continue to do so. All countries must join hands in this
I wish to assure President Bush and the US Government of our unstinted cooperation
in the fight against terrorism.