FBI CALLED TO SOLVE UNITED STATES MURDER IN PAKISTAN -- HON. ROBERT W. NEY (Extension of Remarks - March 10, 1995)
HON. ROBERT W. NEY
in the House of Representatives
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1995
- Mr. NEY. Mr. Speaker, I call to the attention of my colleagues an article appearing in yesterday's Washington Times regarding the brutal murder of two American Foreign Service officers in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday, March 8, 1995. The article, entitled `FBI Unit To Probe Pakistan Shooting' discusses how the U.S. Government has been forced to send an antiterrorist unit that specializes in forensics to Pakistan in an attempt to identify those responsible for this brutal slaying.
- Mr. Speaker, according to press reports, the Karachi police refused a request by American diplomatic employees to pursue the gunmen immediately after the attack. The police allegedly said they feared for their lives. This story, if true, further underscores the pathetic state of affairs in Pakistan, where terrorist violence and religious fundamentalism have become the norm.
- Mr. Speaker, I strongly urge my colleagues to read the Washington Times article. The murder of the United States diplomatic employees traveling in a consular van in downtown Karachi clearly shows that drastic measures must be taken to protect our Foreign Service officers and to reign in the terrorism and violence which is making Pakistan a danger to the region and ultimately to the world.