Pakistan

Ban expresses distress at deadly attack in eastern Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his distress regarding yesterday’s deadly attack on a police academy in eastern Pakistan, voicing hope that authorities will investigate the incident and determine who was behind it.

Pakistan: abducted UN staffer’s health reportedly worsening

The United Nations said today it is very concerned about the condition of staff member John Solecki, who was abducted in Pakistan more than six weeks ago, after the group which claims to be holding him reported that his health was deteriorating.

Reinstating judges important step in restoring rule of law in Pakistan – UN official

The United Nations human rights chief has welcomed the Pakistani Government’s decision to reinstate the former Supreme Court Chief Justice and other judges, who had been removed from their posts in 2007, as an important step in restoring the rule of law in the country.

Ban calls on Pakistan's leaders to resolve differences through dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, concerned about the current political crisis in Pakistan, has called on the country's leaders to engage in dialogue to resolve their differences.