Pakistan: UN suspends operations in Bagh

Islamabad- May 9th, 2007: In view of the current security situation and the prevailing tensions, the United Nations-Pakistan has decided to suspend its operations and close UN offices with immediate effect in Tehsil Bagh, PAK, for a period of two weeks. During this period only emergency services will continue. It was further decided to enhance coordination and communication links between the UN, the humanitarian community and Bagh civil authorities and community leaders. A communication plan will be developed to better inform the local community in Bagh on the policies and activities of the UN. UN officials will be in contact with relevant government authorities and will monitor the situation with a view to resuming normal operations when the situation improves.