The Pakistani High Commissioner in London has condemned the murder of British aid worker Khalil Dale.
"No word can describe this dastardly act of killing this innocent Briton who was all his life working in aid of the helpless and destitute," Wajid Shamsul Hasan told Today presenter John Humphrys.
Mr Hasan denied that the Taliban and other extremists groups enjoyed broad support in Pakistan. No country could have control of a situation in which you have to deal with "faceless killers" that strike at their own will, he said.
"The fact is when they kill the Pakistani army soldiers, our security apparatus personnel, our innocent people, people who go to the mosque, schoolchildren, girls - especially girls in schools - girls, women workers - well they have, nobody would have any sympathy for them."
"Even those people who had supported them in the past would not have any sympathy for them - or any iota of assistance for them."
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