2007 News Story

King Abdullah condemns murder of Bhutto, calls for Pakistanis to preserve unity

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today sent a cable of condolence to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to express his great sorrow at the murder of Mrs Benazir Bhutto and to condemn the terrorist acts “at the hands of treachery and betrayal.”

King Abdullah also conveyed his condolences to all members of the Bhutto family and called on the Pakistani people to unite to overcome “any opportunity that might be exploited by the enemies of Pakistan and the Islamic nation.”

“Through Your Excellency, we address an appeal to the brotherly people of Pakistan in which we express our denunciation along with the Saudi people's condemnation of this heinous crime committed by evil killers who distanced themselves from Islam, values and morality and turned into monsters shedding innocent blood and trying to impose the law of jungle.  We are confident - God willing - that the brotherly Muslim people of Pakistan will adhere to the faith and patience in the wake of this tragedy.”

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