PAC, PAL-C, & FOP Extend Condolences to Families of Virginia Tech Victims


The Pakistani American Congress joined by its 71 affiliate member organizations across the nation, “strongly and unequivocally condemns the savage shooting rampage by a mentally deranged student Cho Seung-Hui at Virginia Tech Campus that took 32 precious lives and devastated countless families,” says a PAC press release . It adds: This unbelievable incident rocked America with shock and awe where every heart is aching and every eye is moist. We offer our heartfelt condolences for the departed souls and express our deep sympathy, sorrow and solidarity with the injured survivors and the families of the victims and the Virginia Tech Campus community. We condemn this horrible attack and join our fellow Americans in this hour of grief , disbelief, shock and sorrow. We denounce in strong terms this act of cowardice and barbarism that resulted in loss of precious lives who envisioned a great career ahead. Taking an innocent life is against the universal human values and deserves strongest condemnation by people of all faiths, races and denominations across the globe. Never again..
It is very encouraging that fellow Americans have demonstrated restraint and did not implicate any religion or nationality with this act of terror. It should be resolved that an act of terror against innocent people has no room in the civilized human society and no identification because the man behind such inhuman and heinous crime is faceless, has no nationality, no religion and no conscience…”

PAL-C: The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) strongly condemns the massacre of thirty-two Virginia Tech students that took place at the hands of a fellow-student, says an email message received by Pakistan Link. It adds: “Cho Seung-Hui, a deeply disturbed twenty-three year old who was a resident of Virginia, began his murder spree in the early hours of April 16 and it finally ended when he took his own life…
“PAL-C, on behalf of the Pakistani-American community, extends its condolences and deepest sympathies to the victims, their families and friends. Our prayers are with the families, students and faculty of Virginia Tech, and the residents of Blacksburg, Virginia.
FOP: ”The Friends of Pakistan send our condolences to the families of the victims and the Virginia Tech Campus community. We condemn this horrible attack and join our fellow Americans in this hour of grief. We in the Pakistani-American community express our ‘horror and disbelief and sorrow’ on this tragedy of monumental proportions. – Sarfaraz Khan, President, Friends of Pakistan, USA.”

 

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