Nov 05, 2013

Balochistan: UN Assures Government Of Quake Help

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Timo Pakkala, assured the Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai that the UN would continue to provide assistance for areas affected by the recent earthquakes.

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The United Nations has assured the Balochistan government of its continued assistance for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the areas affected by recent earthquakes in the province.

The assurance came from UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Timo Pakkala during a meeting with Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai in Quetta on Monday.

Mr Pakkala, who is also the humanitarian coordinator for the country team comprising representatives of the UN agencies, briefed the governor about the firm commitment of the United Nations to work with the provincial government in line with the 18th amendment and in the context of ‘UN One-Programme’.

The delegation shared an update on the main areas of intervention that United Nations agencies planned to focus on in the next five years, including governance, food security, agriculture, health services and education.

According to a UN statement in Islamabad, the briefing was part of the continued consultation process between the United Nations and the Balochistan government. The process aims at ensuring appropriate coordination and thorough involvement of relevant stakeholders in both planning and implementation of the development and humanitarian intervention in the province, it says.