ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Pakistan is not seeking a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
In a written reply during a question-hour session at the National Assembly, the foreign minister said that the idea of permanent membership is contrary to the spirit of democracy and accountability.
He maintained that the restructuring of the Security Council should be carried out after developing a consensus among all the nine member countries.
In a reference to India, Qureshi said some aspirants for the UNSC seat are creating divisions among the international community.
India has recently ramped up its diplomatic efforts to get a permanent UNSC seat during restructuring of the world body.