PR Islamabad - With reference to a news report of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), published in The Nation on Monday, 23 May 2016, under the heading “UN event cancelled as Margalla Hills catch fire,” Director United Nations Information Centre Vittorio Cammarota has clarified that media reports made reference to the involvement of the United Nations in the sports pistol shooting competition planned in Islamabad on 22 May.

The United Nations was not associated to the organisers of the abovementioned event and no United Nations staff members were invited and/or had planned to attend the event, he said.

The primary objective of the United Nations is promoting peace and in no circumstances the organisation will support events involving weapons, he concluded.