Pakistan elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council
Web Desk 13 October 2020
New York: Pakistan has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the next three years.
According to the report of News, Pakistan got another important diplomatic success. Pakistan was elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council. Pakistan got record votes in the elections of the Human Rights Council.
Pakistan managed to get 169 out of 191 votes in the elections, Pakistan got the highest number of votes in the Asia Pacific Regional.
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It should be noted that 5 countries were vying for 4 seats, voting was done for China, Pakistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has been a member of the Human Rights Council from 2018 to 2020, Pakistan has held elections for 2020 to 2023. I participated.
It should be noted that the Human Rights Council is an important council of UN agencies. Pakistan, China, Nepal and Uzbekistan have won these seats while Saudi Arabia has not.
Pakistan was voted in large numbers, Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has received a large number of votes, expressing confidence in Pakistan’s policies at the international level.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has always raised its voice for the protection of human rights, adding that the Human Rights Council is a very important forum of the United Nations.
The Foreign Minister said that the UN had taken notice of human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, the Council had compiled reports on Indian atrocities, and the Council had exposed India’s illegal activities.
The international community has once again reposed confidence in Pakistan, recognizing our contribution to the national and global human rights agenda and strong credentials as a consensus builder in the (UN)HRC,” according to the statement that said it would sustain efforts toward ensuring that the HRC’s work is guided by the principles of universality, impartiality, dialogue and cooperation.
“Pakistan will remain actively engaged with the Council as well as its related processes to continue to highlight the plight of Kashmiris and other oppressed people all over the world,” it concluded.
The 47-nation UNHRC is an inter-governmental body based in Geneva within the UN system that is responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.