Today Secretary Clinton visited Bari Imam, the shrine to Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi, conducted a town hall meeting with university students and met with Pakistani business leaders in Lahore, Pakistan. During the town hall meeting with university students, Secretary Clinton stated:
"We are all interconnected and interdependent, whether we like it or not, and we are confronted by people who seek to divide communities, dismantle democracies, provoke fear, and stifle progress. They represent defeat, isolation, and instability. So therefore, we have to respond with an even stronger commitment to build a brighter future together for the people of Pakistan, the United States, and the world.
This is a pivotal moment, but I am confident that we can and will succeed by building upon the talents and strengths of our people. The United States is grateful for the ties that already connect us, and we look forward to broadening and deepening those ties and this relationship. And we are proud to stand with you to work together to meet the challenges of this extraordinary time."