Pakistan

UN chief accepts Pakistan’s request to delay release of report on Bhutto killing

The presentation of the report of the independent United Nations probe looking into the facts and circumstances of the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, which had been scheduled for today, has been delayed until 15 April at the request of the country’s President.

UN reaches 2.7 million conflict-affected Pakistanis with food aid

The United Nations food agency distributed some 37,000 metric tons of food to more than 2.7 million people in conflict-affected areas of Pakistan this month, including 1.6 million people who were displaced at the height of the crisis in 2009 and who have now returned to their original homes.

UN agency uses local mills in Pakistan’s Swat Valley to improve access to food

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has contracted eight mills in Pakistan’s conflict-affected Swat Valley to produce fortified wheat flour in a bid to boost the local economy and make food more easily accessible to families in the area.

Pakistan: Ban speaks out against string of deadly attacks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned a wave of attacks in Pakistan in recent days which have claimed dozens of lives, including those of aid workers helping the country’s most vulnerable.

Safety of aid workers crucial, UN officials say after murders in Pakistan

United Nations officials today condemned the murder of six aid workers in north-west Pakistan, the latest in a series of attacks against the humanitarian community in the South Asian nation.

UN reaches 2 million hungry people in Pakistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has supplied 2 million people in Pakistan with food in February alone, it was reported today.