Pakistan

UN chief urges Pakistan to end executions, reinstate death penalty moratorium

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Government of Pakistan to bring an end to the executions of all convicts and re-impose the country’s moratorium on the death penalty, a United Nations spokesperson announced today.

Pakistan receives UN support following “most barbaric attack”

The authorities in Pakistan are to get the full support of the United Nations following what has been described as a “most barbaric attack” on a military school in Peshawar.

More than 130 people, mainly children, were killed by the extremist Taliban group on Tuesday.

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Taliban attack on Pakistan school an act of ‘horror and rank cowardice', says UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the “blood-curdling attack” on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which has cost the lives of at least 130 people, the vast majority of whom were children.

Ban strongly condemns terrorist attack at India-Pakistan border

Strongly condemning the terrorist attack that took place yesterday on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border with India, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Today urged the authorities in Pakistan to bring those responsible to justice.

Amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan, UN’s Ban urges calm, dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern today about the escalation of violence along the border dividing India and Pakistan, which has seen both countries exchange gun and mortar fire in recent days.

#GirlWithABook creators meet Malala

A social media campaign in support of young girls’ education is making a difference worldwide.

#GirlWithABook was started by two young American girls, inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in 2012 for wanting to go to school.

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Fresh fighting sends more than 75,000 Pakistanis fleeing into Afghanistan – UN agency

The ongoing Pakistani military offensive against militants in the North Waziristan tribal region has forced more than 75,000 people to flee their homes in the past two weeks, seeking shelter in neighbouring Afghanistan, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN agencies to assist nearly 500,000 people in Pakistan’s Waziristan area

United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are aiding nearly half a million people along the Pakistan-Afghan border, uprooted by a Pakistani offensive against armed insurgents in the North Waziristan Agency tribal areas.

Pakistani offensive against Taliban militants uproots over 400,000 people – UN agency

Pakistan’s military offensive against Taliban militants in the north of the country has displaced more than 400,000 people and the number continues to rise, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Afghan authorities register thousands of refugees fleeing Pakistani clashes – UN

The United Nations refugee agency is helping authorities in the eastern Afghan province of Khost to register and assist thousands of people fleeing the current Pakistani military offensive against Taliban militants in that country’s tribal regions.