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Official Speeches and Statements

Ambassador Olson's Statement on the Death of Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour

December 23, 2012

We are deeply saddened at the death of Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour and offer our condolences to his family and friends. 

He was a courageous man and an outspoken voice against the politics of fear and terror. We applaud his commitment to democratic values, which led him into harm's way more than once. 

The U.S. Embassy joins the people of Pakistan in condemning this outrageous attack, and hope that his vision of a secure and prosperous Pakistan will continue in the work of those that he inspired.