Pakistan

Secretary-General voices outrage at assassination of ex-leader of Pakistan

Expressing his shock and outrage at the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the “heinous crime” and called for those behind the attack to be brought to justice.

Security Council urges calm following ‘reprehensible’ terrorist attack in Pakistan

Condemning the deadly terrorist attack that killed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and at least a dozen others in the northern city of Rawalpindi, the United Nations Security Council called on all Pakistanis to show restraint in the wake of today’s tragedy.

Ban Ki-moon outraged by terrorist attack on Pakistani mosque

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide bombing at a Pakistan mosque that claimed the lives of over 50 people and injured many others.

UNESCO chief condemns murder of Pakistani journalist

Speaking out against the murder of Pakistani journalist Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today raised alarm about growing pressures on freedom of expression in the country.

UNESCO chief calls for press restrictions to be lifted in Pakistan

Voicing concern over continued press freedom repression in Pakistan, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today reiterated his call to President Pervez Musharraf to lift media restrictions.

Detained UN rights expert released from house arrest in Pakistan – UN

A United Nations human rights official tasked with monitoring religious freedom worldwide has been released from house arrest in Pakistan, a spokesperson for the world body announced today.

Pakistan must restore democratic rule, UN human rights experts urge

Six United Nations human rights experts joined their voices today in a call for Pakistan to restore democratic rule and release leading judges, lawyers and others held in detention – including the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Asma Jahangir.

Ban Ki-moon repeats call for return to democratic rule in Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today repeated his call for a return to democratic rule in Pakistan and the release of all detained political leaders and lawyers as well as a United Nations human rights expert.

Ban Ki-moon urges Pakistan to release detained, return to democratic rule

Reacting to the imposition of a state of emergency in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the country’s authorities to release those who have been detained, including a United Nations human rights expert, and to take steps for a return to democratic rule.

Security Council strongly condemns deadly bombings in Pakistan

Strongly condemning last Thursday’s attacks on the convoy of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi, the Security Council today said those behind the “reprehensible act of terrorism” must be brought to justice.