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Statement on killing of two western hostages Mr. Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Islamabad, April 24, 2015 (PPI-OT): The news of the accidental killing of two western hostages Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto in the US drone strike conducted in January this year has been received in Pakistan with shock and sorrow. The people and Government of Pakistan convey their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

Having lost thousands of innocent civilians in the war against terrorism, Pakistan can fully understand this tragic loss and stands with the families of Weinstein and Lo Porto in this difficult time. The death of Mr. Weinstein and Mr. Lo Porto in a drone strike demonstrates the risk and unintended consequences of the use of this technology that Pakistan has been highlighting for a long time.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Spokesman
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: +92-51-9205494
Fax: +92-51-9204202
Cell: +92-336-5644459

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