UN offices in Islamabad seek additional security following terror threats

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Islamabad, Mar. 8 (ANI): The United Nations has requested the Pakistan Government to deploy additional police and paramilitary personnel to guard their Islamabad offices in the wake of two recent terror threats.

A letter sent by the UN's resident coordinator in Pakistan to the ministry of foreign affairs identifies 15 offices in different parts of the city that require extra protection, The Dawn reports.

According to sources, the agency has suggested that the deployments could be on a temporary basis.

In recent months, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned diplomatic missions to exercise extra vigilance in view of the security situation obtaining in the country.

On their part, the authorities have already enhanced security around the missions. (ANI)

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