The Pakistans reelection to UNHRC an important diplomatic achievement Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi termed on Wednesday Pakistans reelection to the UN Human Rights commission (UNHRC) as an important diplomatic achievement.
Among the five candidates from the Asia Pacific region vying for four seats Pakistan secured 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly elections that were detained in New York on Tuesday.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan was supported by every region in its election to the UNHRC.Influential and important countries also backed Pakistan he added
I thank all the countries for their support FM Qureshi said This vote also highlights our 3 year performance in the Human Rights Council. Pakistans role is respected by the world. I congratulate the entire action the foreign minister stated.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote letters to heads of different country to seek their support in these elections, whereas he [Qureshi], being the foreign minister, also contacted his counterparts of various countries.
Qureshi also congratulate the UN division and the Geneva team on Pakistans reelection.
Talking about human rights violation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir IIOJK FM Qureshi stressed that they were on the rise and fetching a part of the council at a serious time such as this was a great achievement.
Since the HRCs establishment in 2006, this was the fifth time that Pakistan had been elected to the United Nations’ premier body on human rights.
Pakistan is currently serving on the HRC since January 1, 2018. With its re-election, Pakistan would continue as a member for another three-year term commencing January 1, 2021, according to a statement issued by the distant Office on October 13.
The communique added that the international community had once again reposed confidence in Pakistan, recognising its contribution to the national and global human rights agenda and strong credentials as a agreement builder in the HRC.