The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has termed the re-election of Pakistan in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as an important diplomatic achievement.
According to the details, in his recent statement, the FM said Pakistan was supported by every region in its election to the human rights council. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said influential and important countries also supported Pakistan.
The Foreign Minister said this vote also shows Pakistan’s performance in the human rights council over the last three years. He said the world today is recognizing Pakistan’s role.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said human rights violations have increased in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and becoming part of the human rights council at this critical time is a big achievement.
Earlier, Pakistan, by an overwhelming majority, got elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the next three years.
Pakistan won a record number of votes in the UN Human Rights Council elections. Pakistan managed to get 169 votes out of 191.
Moreover, Pakistan won the most votes in the Asia-Pacific region.
Pakistan re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council with an overwhelming majority today, securing 169 votes in the 193 member UN General Assembly. Since HRC’s establishment in 2006, this is the fifth time Pakistan has been elected to the premier UN body on Human Rights @UN_HRC pic.twitter.com/j7soezaBL9
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) October 13, 2020