The United Nations has declared Pakistan ‘Family Station’ for its international staff with effect from June 14, in a visible indication of the improved security situation of the country.
The International Civil Service Commission of the UN forwarded a letter to Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to UN, Maleeha Lodhi in this regard.
This is a positive development on which we all worked together, Lodhi said in a tweet.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also hailed the decision on Twitter.
Good news! Based on comprehensive security review, UN restores Islamabad’s status as family station for its international staff. I warmly welcome the decision.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) June 20, 2019
The decision is based on the recommendation by the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security which evaluated the security situation in Islamabad and discontinued the non-family status of the duty station.