Over 100,000 people displaced by fighting in north-west Pakistan – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency reported today that more than 100,000 people have become displaced since January by Pakistani military operations against militant groups in the north-western part of the country that borders Afghanistan.

UN rights experts urge Pakistan to end sectarian violence, protect minorities

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Pakistan to take decisive measures to end sectarian violence and protect religious minorities after a second incident of targeted killings in two weeks.