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The people of Pakistan want peace, want to live without violence, without war.

Pakistan union response to assassination

All Pakistan Trade Union Federations'
Emergency statement

The people of Pakistan want peace.

Yesterday December 27, 2007, our people were dumbfounded. Violence and death have stricken once again our country. The people of Pakistan want peace, want to live without violence, without war.

Yesterday, violence struck again. The murder of Benazir Bhutto (just as the upcoming election campaign was starting) is a blow against democracy, against peace, against national sovereignty. This violence does not come from the Pakistani people.

In this critical time, we proclaim once again that a solution can only come from Pakistan, provided by the Pakistani people itself, united in all its components.

All Pakistan Trade Union Federation, which constantly called for a united action for peace, stands against all violence and all foreign intervention in our country.

Those who sponsor these attacks have aims that have nothing to do with the people of Pakistan, its well-being and sovereignty. The Pakistani people want peace. Those who are throwing our country into chaos and violent confrontation are developing a war logic in our country and in the whole region. The Pakistani people want peace.

We call upon all components of the people of Pakistan to unite for peace and democracy. In the framework of democracy, together we will find a way to ensure peace and to safeguard the country.