New York, 5 November 2007 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on PakistanThe Secretary-General is greatly concerned about the recent developments in Pakistan and the imposition of emergency rule. He expresses his strong dismay at the detention of hundreds of human rights and opposition activists, including the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.
The Secretary-General urges the Pakistan authorities to immediately release those detained, to lift restrictions on the media and to take early steps for a return to democratic rule. He appeals to the Government of Pakistan to hold the Parliamentary elections as scheduled.
Statements on 5 November 2007
- New York, 5 November 2007 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on fighting in Afghanistan
- Geneva, Switzerland, 5 November 2007 - Secretary-General's message to the First Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons' Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War [delivered by Mr. Timothy Caughley, Deputy Secretary-General, Conference on Disarmament]
- The Hague, Netherlands, 5 November 2007 - Secretary-General's message to the Twelfth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention [delivered by Mr. Sergio Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs]