Ban deplores deadly bombing in north-western Pakistani town

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing in the north-western Pakistani town of Jamrud earlier today that has left dozens of people dead or wounded.

Pakistan: UNICEF hands over 35 new schools in flood-affected Punjab

Thirty-five new schools constructed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with donor funding in the southern area of Punjab province in Pakistan, which was devastated by floods in 2010, have opened with 4,500 pupils attending classes, the agency reported today.