Islamabad, Dec 15: Alarmed by the upsurged in terror attacks in Pakistan, United Nations has decided to reduce 40 percent of its staff in the nation.
While UN spokesperson Ishrat Rizvi confirmed removal of UN staff from Pakistan, he decline to comment on the number of staff that will be transferred.
According to media reports the move was an outcome of the series of meetings held between senior UN officials and officials of Pakistan government.
The staff will be relocated in two phases. The first phase would include relocation of members working long and short-term projects to safer areas.
The second phase will deal with evacuation of members from Pakistan who cannot be relocated.
However, the UN office in Islamabad said that the removal of UN staff members will not hamper humanitarian projects.