Pakistan

Pakistan: UN expert calls for return of four disappeared human rights and social media activists

A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Pakistani authorities to make it a top priority to locate, protect and return home four disappeared human rights and social media campaigners.

Ban 'deeply concerned' about deteriorating situation along 'Line of Control' in Kashmir

“Deeply concerned” about the deterioration of the situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir in recent days, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all involved to prioritize the restoration of calm and stability in order to prevent any further escalation and loss of life.

UN chief ‘condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a terrorist attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan earlier today that claimed the lives of at-least 60 people and injured more than 100.

‘Seriously concerned’ by situation in Jammu and Kashmir, UN rights chief urges de-escalation of tensions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the rising tensions between India and Pakistan, a spokesperson from the High Commissioner’s Office (OHCHR) said today.

UN Secretary-General condemns deadly terrorist attacks in northern Pakistan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned two separate terrorist attacks which took place in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, reportedly targeting a Christian neighbourhood and a district court, according to his spokesperson.

UN rights chief appeals to India and Pakistan for ‘full and unhindered’ access to Kashmir

Expressing deep regret at the failure of Indian and Pakistani authorities to grant the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) access to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir respectively, the UN rights chief today voiced concern about recent allegations of serious violations and reiterated a request for access to the region.

UNESCO chief 'denounces' terrorist attack that killed dozens in Pakistan

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the recent terrorist attack that killed at least 70 people, including two journalists, in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Pakistan: Ban condemns ‘appalling’ terrorist attack at hospital in Quetta

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s terrorist bombing at the Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, underscoring that the targeting of mourners at a civilian hospital made the attack “particularly appalling.”

Swedish Major General appointed to head UN observer mission in India and Pakistan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Per Lodin of Sweden as the head of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan: Ban strongly condemns Sunday suicide bombing in Lahore

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that targeted a park in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 60 people and wounding over 100, including many women and children.