The United Nations has announced Pakistan “Family Station” for its international staff with effect from the 14th of June.
This was revealed by the Information Civil Service Commission of the United Nations in a letter to Maleeha Lodhi—the Permanent Ambassador of Pakistan to the UN.
As per the given letter from the chairman of the UN body, the United Nations has suspended the non-friendly status of the duty station—Islamabad, Pakistan effective from the 14th of June 2019.
Now, the United States personnel could live in Pakistan along with their families.
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The decision is based on the suggestion by the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security who analysed the security situation of Pakistan particularly in Islamabad and recommended to lift the family restrictions.
On the other hand, Pakistan International Airlines—PIA and other private airlines have surged the fares for domestic flights. The return ticket of a flight from Karachi to Islamabad is being sold at almost Rs.63,000 with the most recent increase.
It is important to mention that with the latest surge in the fares the prices of the local flights have become equal to the fares of some of the international routes.