Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary condemn Khalil Gale murder

Written on:April 30, 2023
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Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: “shocking and merciless act” (Photo: ITV)

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the brutal killing of British aid worker Khalil Dale whose decapitated body was found in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday.

As Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed the beheading of 60-year-old Dale, David Cameron said the news of the murder came as a shock, offering his sincere condolence to the family and friends of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) employee.

“This was a shocking and merciless act, carried out by people with no respect for human life and the rule of law. Khalil Dale has dedicated many years of his life to helping some of the most vulnerable people in the world and my thoughts today are with his friends and family”, the Prime Minister said.

According to Quetta police chief Ahsan Mahboob, Taliban insurgents have taken responsibility of Dale’s murder saying that he was killed because no ransom amount was paid.

Originally from Dumfries, Scotland, Dale had been working with the ICRC in the Balochistan province of Pakistan for more than a year when he was abducted by armed militia from Quetta on January 5.

“I was deeply saddened to hear today about the brutal murder of Khalil Dale – a man who was killed whilst providing humanitarian support to others”, David Cameron said.

The Foreign Secretary too condemned the murder of Khalil Dale as a “senseless and cruel act”, adding that the assailants targeted a person whose job was to uphold peace on Pakistani soil.

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