UN to continue operations in Pakistan

10:01, October 07, 2009      

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United Nations on Tuesday stated that it would continue operations in Pakistan with the aim to help mitigate the problems of the needy and deserving people of the country.

UN Representative in Pakistan Fikret Accura addressed a joint press conference here with the UN Under Secretary General on Peace Keeping Operations Alen Le Roy.

He said that "we will continue to operate in Pakistan and will discuss to beef up the security of our offices."

He said that they had closed down their offices following Monday attack on World Food Program office in Islamabad and if had not done that it would have been irresponsible approach towards the happening.

The key UN official demanded the Pakistani government probe into the gory incident and the identity of uniformed bomber who entered the office, expressing hope that the inquiry would soon be finalized.

Expressing concerns over the inadequate security arrangements, he said that further beefing up security of UN offices across the country will help bring ease in their humanitarian work.

He said that "We will interact with the Government of Pakistan to find out -- how we can ensure security."

UN had closed all its offices across Pakistan after Monday's blast that killed five people at the World Food Program compound in center of the capital.

Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility of the attack Tuesday. A spokesman said it launched the deadly attack at the UN food agency's offices because international relief work was not in "the interest of Muslims." He said that the Taliban would launch more attacks on Pakistani and U.S. targets.

Source: Xinhua
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