Statement concerning the assassination of Governor Salman Taseer
Statement: Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism, Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs
5 January 2011
The Australian Government condemns the shocking assassination of Governor Salman Taseer, Provincial Governor of Punjab, in Islamabad on 4 January 2011.
The death of Governor Taseer is a significant loss to the people of Pakistan and efforts to bring peace and stability to that country. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Governor Taseer's wife and children during this difficult time.
Australia remains committed to assisting Pakistan and its people overcome its security, economic and governance challenges.
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