UN agency distributes 35,000 tents to Pakistanis displaced by military offensive

The United Nations refugee agency has rushed assistance to hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis driven from their homes by an intense military assault against militants in South Waziristan since October, including around 35,000 tents and 54,000 aid kits.

Ban to extend independent probe into Bhutto killing

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to extend the mandate of the independent United Nations commission charged with examining the facts and circumstances behind the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto by another three months, it was announced today.

As thousands more flee fighting in Pakistan, UN rushes in tents and supplies

The United Nations refugee agency is rushing hundreds of tents to supplement Government relief efforts in north-west Pakistan, where some 40,000 people have fled an intensification of military operations over the last few weeks.