Criticizing the international community over India’s membership as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said that the purpose of voting for India was to legitimize its illegal actions.
In a series of tweets, Shireen Mazari said,
“So India got elected 17 June as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term, winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. Ireland, Mexico & Norway also won their regional seats in UNSC.”
“Question for Pakistan is why we ensured no one else from region contested? There was a contest on the African seat. Why did we agree to Indian nomination made much earlier? What is very disturbing is the number of votes India managed to get!”
“It is not about “heavens won’t fall” – it’s the fact that at a time when India has illegally annexed IOJK & is attacking Pakistan daily alongside its ongoing active conflicts with China & Nepal, by letting India win the vote uncontested gives its actions a quasi pol legitimacy”
“Even though these actions are in total defiance of international law plus UNSC Resolutions itself on IOJK. Meanwhile, neither Kenya nor Djibouti could gain the required votes so African seat still open.”
Shireen Mazari also clarified that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government did not approve India and wrote, “Just to inform those who think the Indian candidature for UNSC was approved by Pak in PTI govt’s time, this was in fact done in 2013! Almost a fait accompli by the time PTI govt came to power! I recall at that time when this was done I had critiqued the position taken by Pak.”