UNSC seat: Pakistan will work with all members especially India, says Abdullah Haroon

Haroon says Pakistan maintains its point of view and the need of the hour is to sit together and resolve issues.

Express October 22, 2011

Pakistan played down fears of tensions with United States and India, after being elected on the 15 member United Nations Security Council, Express 24/7 reported on Saturday.

Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations, Abdullah Haroon said Pakistan would work with all the members of the Security Council, especially India.

He said that good, working relations are being developed between India and Pakistan.

Haroon also acknowledged differences with United States over militant groups such as Haqqani network.

He said that Pakistan maintains its point of view and the need of the hour is to sit together and resolve the issues.

As reported earlier, Pakistan secured 129 out of 193 votes in the UN General Assembly, exactly the two-thirds majority required to win the seat, to become a non-permanent member, replacing Lebanon, in a term that begins on January 2012 and will end in December 2013.

The seat is on the Asia-Pacific and Africa group, where Pakistan will join India amongst other countries as non-permanent members. Morocco was also elected as a member of the non-permanent seats in the UNSC. Pakistan’s sole competitor for the Asia-Pacific seat Kyrgyzstan managed to garner 55 votes.


Insight | 10 years ago | Reply

Since, the choice was between Kazakhstan and Pakistan, then obviously, most countries would choose Pakistan. That is a no brainer. However, that 1/3 chose to vote against it is a bad sign.

Muhammad Ahsan Khan | 10 years ago | Reply

“The UNSC is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. “

All the members (Pakistan included) of this organization do have a global responsibility for this Peace and Security.

From the present discussion, it appears that Pakistan only worries for its own Boundary Security. The Peace and Security of the people (Pakistanis included) is not the preoccupation of the Ruling Establishment of Pakistan.

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