Pakistan opposed creation of new permanent seats in UNSC

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

26th Jan, 2021. 12:16 pm
Pakistan UNGA

Pakistan has strongly opposed the addition of new permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 

As per the details, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative at the world body Munir Akram spoke at the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiations Framework during the seventy-fifth session of the UN. He said that the creation of new permanent seats will make the Security Council less representative, less effective, more divided, and erode the principle of sovereign equality of states.

He also said that the proposal of the United for Consensus (UfC) group to have twenty-one non-permanent seats would redress the deficit of equitable representation in the Security Council. He said it also accommodates the interests of all groups including the African, the Arab, the OIC, and Small Island Developing States.

Apart from that, he reiterated Islamabad’s principled position for comprehensive reforms of UNSC which meets the interests of all member states.

Discussion on Kashmir Issue in UNSC is Pakistan’s diplomatic success

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting discussed the Kashmir issue which is a diplomatic success for us.

According to the details, Shah Mahmood Qureshi issued a statement he said the issue was debated on August 5 when India had taken unilateral illegal steps about the status of Jammu and Kashmir last year.

Qureshi added, “It has never happened before that the Kashmir issue is debated at the UN Security Council for the third time in a year.”

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