UN delegation hails improved security situation in Pakistan


A United Nations delegation has expressed its satisfaction over the current security situation in Pakistan.

“We are pretty much satisfied with the current security situation in Pakistan overall and Islamabad to be specific,” said Knut Ostby, resident coordinator for Pakistan who led the UN team while meeting Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah in Islamabad on Monday.

According to an official statement, the United Nations recently restored Pakistan’s status as family station in view of the improved security situation in the country, effectively allowing UN personnel to travel to the country with their families. The status was withdrawn following the bomb blasts in Marriott hotel of Islamabad that left the city shattered in September 2008.

“I must appreciate the efforts of Islamabad Police and law enforcement agencies in restoration of peace in the city, it would not have been possible without their efforts” the interior minister said .

In response to the concern shown by the UN representative over the issuance of NOC (Non Objection Certificate) for far-flung areas in Pakistan, the federal minister said that policy to facilitate the process is underway and soon the Ministry of Interior will come up with a feasible solution to the matter.

Promoting tourism and ensuring full security across the country are our main priorities, he added.

Ijaz also raised the matter of Occupied Kashmir and demanded that UN Security Council must take notice of military clampdown by Indian forces in the disputed Himalayan valley.

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