The brutal killing of foreign tourists near Gilgit has shocked the nation, and I as a Pakistani feel ashamed and let down, by these heinous acts. The motive behind this gruesome incident is only to defame Pakistan in the international community. I wish to condole wholeheartedly with the bereaved families, who have lost their dear ones, and reassure them that we are a peace loving nation and only a handful of terrorists cannot deter us. As Muslim we are taught to give highest respect to our guests and they are called a blessing from God, so I am sure that no Muslim could have done such a terrible thing. I am sure our government will take every possible step to get hold of such criminals who run free ruing our name and reputation.

ABDUL RAUF,

Fateh Jang, June 24.