Pakistan

UN refugee agency registers uprooted Pakistanis in urban areas

The United Nations refugee agency has kicked off its registration of thousands of Pakistanis who are seeking shelter in the capital, Islamabad, and other cities after fleeing in the South Asian nation’s rugged north.

UN refugee agency voices concern over murder of 3 Baloch leaders in Pakistan

The United Nations refugee agency has added its voice to the concern expressed over the killing of three Pakistani Baloch leaders last week, urging the South-Asian Government to launch an investigation into the murders.

UNESCO head speaks out against murder of Pakistani journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the killing of a Pakistani journalist late last month, stressing that the murder undercuts the right to freedom of expression.

UN expresses concern over killings of top Pakistani provincial leaders

The United Nations today voiced its serious concern over the killings of three leaders from Balochistan province, the largest in Pakistan, calling for immediate investigations into their murders.

Pakistan: UN assessment team arrives ahead of Bhutto probe

A United Nations technical assessment mission has arrived in Pakistan to carry out preparatory work for the fact-finding commission being set up to look into the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a spokesperson for the world body said today.

Attacks on girls’ schools jeopardizes Pakistan’s future, says UNESCO chief

The future of all of Pakistan is being endangered by ongoing threats to girls’ education in the country’s north, the head of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) said today.