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Pak pays tribute to victims of 9/11 attacks

Islamabad, Mon, 12 Sep 2011 ANI

Islamabad,Sept 12(ANI): Pakistan paid tribute to the 9/11 victims on the 10th anniversary of the attacks and said it is also a target of terrorism.


"Pakistan joins the people of the United States and of the world in honouring the memory of all those who lost their lives on 11 September, as well as those who have been victims of terrorism around the world," the country's Foreign Office said.


"As a country that has been severely affected by terrorism, we reaffirm our national resolve to strengthening international cooperation for the elimination of terrorism," it added.


"It is also appropriate that today the global community renew its commitment to uphold the noble ideals of tolerance, humanity, brotherhood and friendship amongst all peoples and its determination to work for creating a better world," the Daily Times quoted the Office, as saying.


The events of 9/11 attacks dragged Pakistan into a decade of fighting and violence that according to the government killed about 35,000 people till date.


Though Pakistan stopped supporting the Taliban regime in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks and became a key US ally, the ties between the two countries were strained after Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad compound near Islamabad on May 2 this year in a US NavySeals raid. (ANI)


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