CONGRESSMAN MAJOR OWENS STATEMENT ON
THE TRAGEDY IN PAKISTAN
The following statement was issued by Congressman Major Owens
BROOKLYN, NY -- October 11, 2005 -- "It
is with deep sympathy that I extend my condolences to the people of
Pakistan and Kashmir who have suffered such catastrophic losses in the
aftermath of the recent earthquake to have hit the region. I am especially
saddened that the biggest casualties of this disaster have been children.
As a result of this, an entire generation of young people have been wiped
out. Amid the horrific scenes of death, destruction and destitution that
have been broadcast on American television, I applaud the bravery of
ordinary citizens in the rescue effort. I call upon the White House to do
as much as possible in assisting in the rebuilding efforts. I stand ready
to assist in any way I can."