Pakistan opposes US support to India

Published: November 11, 2010
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Pakistan says New Delhi's inclusion to UN Security Council would discredit the decision-making body.

Pakistan says New Delhi's inclusion to UN Security Council would discredit the decision-making body.

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet expressed on Wednesday its concern on the United States’ decision to support India’s bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, passed a resolution against a recent statement of President Barack Obama.

Pakistan has been consistently opposing the expansion of UN Security Council, particularly the move to grant India a permanent status.

“This decision has grave ramifications for the … prospects of the system of multilateral cooperation as envisaged by the … UN Charter,” said the resolution.

It also has implications for peace and security and stability in Asia, especially South Asia, it said.

“We will take up this issue with the US,” said Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira at a news briefing after the cabinet meeting.

The cabinet noted that it is incomprehensible that the US has sought to support India, whose credentials with respect to observing UN Charter’s principles and international laws are at best questionable.

“This is most explicitly illustrated by India’s disregard of Security Council resolutions on the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and gross and systematic violations of fundamental human rights of the Kashmiri people,” it added.

“Pakistan, along with a large number of members of the international community, supports a principled process of reform of the Security Council.

“This process should be based on respect for the cardinal principles of UN Charter including the principle of sovereign equality of states,” the resolution said.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2010.

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  • Ronit
    Nov 11, 2010 - 12:24PM

    who cares!!!!Recommend

  • shelly
    Nov 11, 2010 - 3:44PM

    u”ll see ronit!!! WHOOOOO cares……. hahahahaRecommend

  • Ronit
    Nov 11, 2010 - 7:58PM

    @shelly
    were u trying to be funny?…lame!!Recommend

  • Anoop
    Nov 11, 2010 - 8:37PM

    Duuh! Recommend

  • Sidhu
    Nov 12, 2010 - 6:00AM

    I wish, India and Pakistan support each other, rather than oppose for the sake of opposing. What has been achieved since independence? Only bloodshed and misery has been brought on peace loving people on both sides of the border. In Europe and SE Asia, previously enemies, now living in peace. India and Pakistan are the only two countries, where political leaders and secret services are determined to oppose other country. Let us, people of both countries, join together and start educating our leaders for peace between both countries, where both countries joined together can be a force in the world. And then we can all live in peace and help each other. Just like John Lennos’s peace song.Recommend

  • Faiz
    Nov 13, 2010 - 5:46PM

    We’ve suffered the most in the war on terror, and yet everyone blames us and asks us to do more.. we’re fighting america’s war with our own money, and the reimbursement is peanuts, does’nt cover the war costs, let alone the economic loss..

    we have terror attacks in our major cities every other day, and yet somehow mumbai attack, 9/11 and 7/7 only gain prominence… no mention in western media of the tragic happenings in pakistan everydayRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Nov 16, 2010 - 2:12AM

    somalia and ethiopia are also against US support for UNSC for india.!! India is in trouble now!!Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Nov 16, 2010 - 2:14AM

    oh i forgot to mention that Sudan has also voiced its concern about support for indian inclusion in UNSC.Recommend

  • Sunny Borah
    Nov 18, 2010 - 10:55PM

    Somalia? Ethiopia?? Sudan??? Just like Pakistan. No comment needed.Recommend

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