FM terms Pakistan's re-election to UNHRC as important diplomatic achievement


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council today for 3 years . Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has termed Pakistan's re-election to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as an important diplomatic achievement.

In a statement on Wednesday, he said Pakistan was supported by every region in its election to the human rights council. He said influential and important countries also backed 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 has increased in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and becoming part of the human rights council at this critical time is a big achievement.

Effective next January, Pakistan will join HRC for 5th time since 2006. Previously, Pakistan has been an elected member of the Council during 2006-2008, 2009-2011, 2013-2015 & 2018-2020.

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