Pakistan

News in Brief 18 December 2017 (PM)

Mali: Blue helmet wounded by explosive device

A peacekeeper with the UN’s mission in Mali was slightly wounded when the vehicle he was in hit a suspected improvised explosive device.

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Perpetrators of attack on church in Pakistan must be brought to justice, stresses UN chief

Denouncing Monday’s attack on a Methodist church in western Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General called for those behind the incident be held accountable.

'Pooling competences' of contributors means safer peacekeeping

Pooling the different strengths of countries which contribute thousands of troops to UN missions around the world, will make peacekeeping safer and more effective.

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To address terrorism, ‘we must stamp out its root causes,’ Pakistan leader says at UN Assembly

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan underscored that any strategy to combat global terrorism must focus on addressing the issue of State sponsored terrorism, as well as resolve the root causes behind such violence

News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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News in Brief 24 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief ‘strongly condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan

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UN chief Guterres strongly condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan's Lahore

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and called for those responsible to be brought to justice, his spokesman said.

One million undocumented Afghans to get right to stay in Pakistan

Pakistan’s plan to register up to one million undocumented Afghans living in the country is set to bring “much needed relief” for many refugees unable to return home amid ongoing insecurity, the UN said on Friday.

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UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees – who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported – would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United Nations refugee said.