Red Cross restricts activities in Balochistan after threat
The International Committee of the Red Cross has restricted its activities in Balochistan.
Islamabad: The International Committee of
the Red Cross has restricted its activities in Pakistan’s
southwestern Balochistan province after its representatives
received a threatening call.
ICRC representative Adrian Zimrian told a news
conference in Quetta today that an unidentified caller
threatened the organisation to stop development work in
Balochistan and the matter had been brought to the notice of
He rejected reports that the ICRC had halted all its
activities in Balochistan.
"The ICRC has not halted its uplift schemes launched
for the people of the province," he said.
"In view of the sensitivity and volatility of the
law and order situation in Balochistan, we decided to restrict
our activities for a short span of time," Zimrian said.
Two foreign nationals working for the ICRC were
shifted to a hotel in Quetta for security reasons.
They would remain in the hotel until law enforcement
agencies complete their investigation into the threatening
phone call, he said.