Pakistan

Independent UN probe into Bhutto killing wraps up latest visit to Pakistan

The independent United Nations commission charged with examining the facts and circumstances behind the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto has completed its latest visit to the country, a spokesperson for the world body announced today.

UN stands ready to assist Pakistanis cut off by heavy snowfalls, avalanches

United Nations humanitarian agencies stand ready to help local authorities in Pakistan’s Upper Swat region where some 100,000 people need food, clothing, blankets and other non-food items after heavy snowfalls and avalanches blocked several roads and left some areas cut off from major towns.

Humanitarian crisis for Pakistan’s displaced far from over – UN official

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Pakistan has called on the international community not to forget the vulnerable civilians displaced in the country’s northwest, urging donors to contribute to a $537 million appeal launched to meet immediate relief needs.