Statement of Secretary Thorbjørn Jagland on the deadly terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan

Strasbourg , 

The world looks in horror and disbelief at this outrageous act of terrorism. My thoughts go out to the victims' families and friends and to all the millions of Pakistanis aspiring to a peaceful and democratic future.

Even in these dark times, I encourage the people of Pakistan not to give up on the hope and inspiration that Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai instilled in us all. My message to Pakistan today is: the world feels for you. Don't give up. Our fight against this mindless terrorism must and will continue.