UNITED NATIONS : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Saturday's ‘heinous’ attacks in Quetta and Ziarat that killed over 25 civilians, and called on the Pakistani government to bring the perpetrators to justice. "He (the UN chief) deplores the heinous nature of the attacks on a university bus carrying women students and educators and a hospital facility, as well as the residency which has a historical importance as a former home of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah," his spokesman said in a statement.

 issued at UN Headquarters in New York. "No cause can justify such violence," the statement said.