Statement by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, at Plenary Meeting of Conference on Disarmament, 30 June 2020

Statement by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, at Plenary Meeting of Conference on Disarmament, 30 June 2020 Mr. President, I congratulate you on assuming the presidency of this Conference. We appreciate your wide ranging consultations prior to this meeting. We thank the Secretariat also for its efforts. Let me also join colleagues in…

Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, atBriefing on the Secretary General’s Proposed Programme Plan for 2021 – (12 June 2020)

Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, at Briefing on the Secretary General’s Proposed Programme Plan for 2021   (12 June 2020)   Thank you, Madam High Commissioner, for your comprehensive overview of the Secretary General’s proposed Programme Plan for 2021, Programme 20 on Human Rights.   Madam High Commissioner,…

Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, at Virtual Presentation of OHCHR Annual Report, 2019 – (05 June 2020)

Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, at Virtual Presentation of OHCHR Annual Report, 2019   (05 June 2020)   Thank you, Madam High Commissioner, for presenting the Annual Report during your full first year in office.   This Annual report, like its earlier editions, is a useful compendium of…

Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN Geneva – Press Release – Human Rights Council briefed on attempts by India to alter demography in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN Geneva   Press Release   Human Rights Council briefed on attempts by India to alter demography in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir   (9 April 2020): At the United Nations Human Rights Council’s informal virtual meeting held in Geneva today, Pakistan warned against India’s brazen attempt to alter demographics…

Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 10 March 2020 – 77th Session of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Agenda Item No. 3 Regional activities and global programmes: Regional update on UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

77th Session of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Agenda Item No. 3 Regional activities and global programmes: Regional update on UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific   Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 10 March 2020 Honourable Chairman, Deputy High Commissioner Clement, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I would like to…

Statement by Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Minister for Human Rights, Pakistan at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council- (25 February 2020, Geneva)

Statement by Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Minister for Human Rights, Pakistan at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council- (25 February 2020, Geneva)   Madam President, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Excellencies, and Distinguished delegates,   First, I congratulate you, Madam President and members of the Bureau, for assuming stewardship…

Chairperson’s Summary of the International Conference on Forty Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity 18 February 2020, Islamabad, Pakistan

  Chairperson’s Summary of the International Conference on Forty Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity 18 February 2020, Islamabad, Pakistan The International Conference on Forty Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity took place on 17-18 February 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan.   The Conference…

Remarks by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan at the International Conference on 40 years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity (17 February, 2020)

Remarks by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan at the International Conference on 40Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity (17 February, 2020)   HonourablePrime Minister, Secretary General Guterres, Honourable Ministers, High Commissioner Grandi, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I welcome you all to the beautiful city of Islamabad.   Your…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 28 January 2020 Statement by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 28 January 2020   Statement by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi Permanent Representative of Pakistan   Mr. President,               Let me begin by congratulating you on assuming the first presidency of this Conference. We commend the consultative, transparent and cooperative manner in which you are fulfilling your responsibilities. You can rest…

70th Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR – Statement by Mr. Shehryar Afridi, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SARFON) (07 October, 2019)

70th Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR  Statement by Mr. Shehryar Afridi, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SARFON) (07 October, 2019) Mr. Chairman,UN High Commissioner,Excellencies,Distinguished Delegates, Let me start with a verse of philosopher poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, “There are thousands of God’s lovers, who are roaming in the wilderness, I…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations – Right of Reply – Agenda Item-8 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 23 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Right of Reply – Agenda Item-8 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 23 September 2019   Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. Regrettably, India continues to unashamedly justify the violation of the human rights of Kashmiris.…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations – Right of Reply – Agenda Item-5 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 19 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Right of Reply – Agenda Item-5 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 19 September 2019   Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India continues with its outright lies against my country. No matter how much…

Please Check against Delivery Pakistan Statement Remarks by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Agenda Item-4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention 17 September 2019

  Mr. President, A long night of repression has descended on the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK), and the rest of India, where lynching by cow vigilantes, burning of churches and raping of women including Nuns continues unabated.  Today is the forty fourth day of curfew in IOK, of a complete security…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner 17 September 2019

  Mr. President,           I am delivering this statement on behalf of OIC group of countries. OIC would reiterate that ‘Islamophobia’ is a serious concern for OIC. It has taken many dreadful forms including inter alia hate speech by some media groups, attacks on women wearing hijab, murder of innocents by cow vigilantes, denigration of…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations – Right of Reply – Agenda Item-4 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 17 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Right of Reply – Agenda Item-4 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 17 Sep 2019 Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. Instead of answering for its gross human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan – Agenda Item-3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development 13 September 2019

Mr. President,             One of the purposes of the United Nations creation was to free the world from all forms of servitude – to protect the life and liberty of the people of the world. Right to self determination is the bed rock for realizing these purposes and principles and hence adequately reflected in…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations – Right of Reply – Agenda Item-3 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 13 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Right of Reply – Agenda Item-3 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 13 September 2019 Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India persists in its untenable defence of its indefensible actions in Indian occupied Jammu and…

Right of Reply – General Debate – Agenda Item 2 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 10 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN Geneva   General Debate – Agenda Item 2 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 10 September 2019 Mr. President,             We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply.   Obfuscation of facts and outright mendacity has become a tedious habit of…

42nd SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Agenda Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Tuesday, 10 September 2019

42nd SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL PAKISTAN | Agenda Item 2 Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights Tuesday, 10 September 2019  Mr. President,           We thank the High Commissioner for her oral update. (We share her concerns regarding the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK). The…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner – 10 September 2019

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)  General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner – 10 September 2019 Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. OIC believes that inclusive and constructive engagement between all stakeholders…

Text of the Statement made by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

President Ambassador Coly Seck, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Madam Bachelet, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates At the outset I express my heartfelt condolence on the loss of life and property in Bahamas due to hurricane Dorian. I thank you Mr. President and the Bureau for your able stewardship of the Human Rights Council. I also commend…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner 10 September 2019

Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. OIC believes that inclusive and constructive engagement between all stakeholders is necessary to ensure promotion and protection of all human rights. Setting aside our political divides and differences and working on commonalities is needed more…

42nd SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL PAKISTAN | Agenda Item 2 Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Mr. President,           We thank the High Commissioner for her oral update. (We share her concerns regarding the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK). The High Commissioner is equally justified in demanding immediate access to Indian Occupied Kashmir.) It has now been exactly 38 days since Indian Occupied Kashmir went…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN Geneva – General Debate – Agenda Item 2 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 10 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN  Geneva – General Debate Agenda Item 2 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 10 September 2019   Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply.   Obfuscation of facts and outright mendacity has become a tedious habit of…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations End of Session 12 July 2019

Mr. President,           Let me start by congratulating you, the Bureau, and the Secretariat for smooth and efficient handling of the 41st Session. Pakistan will continue to assist your efforts with our objective, holistic, non-politicised and inclusive approach to address human rights situations and issues. As this Council and broader human rights machinery is aware,…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner in follow-up to Resolution S-27/1 Remarks by OIC 10 July 2019

Thank you, Mr. President. The OIC Group remains deeply concerned at the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. We thank the High Commissioner for her Oral Update about this human rights and humanitarian crisis. The OIC believes that racial and religious discriminationremains one of the biggest obstacles to global peace and security.…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Pakistan for ID with High Commissioner on Resolution S-27/1 July 10, 2019

Mr. President, Wethank the High Commissioner for her oral update. Pakistan remains concerned with the human rights situations of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The extreme vulnerability or Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar is a consequence of deliberate State policies and practices implemented over decades, steadily marginalising them. The result is a continuing…

41st Session of the Human Rights Council Statement delivered by Pakistan on behalf of Like-Minded Group General Debate – Agenda Item 10 (Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building) (9 July 2019)

  Mr. President, I have the honour to make the statement on behalf of Like-Minded Group of Countries. The complete list of the cosponsors would be shared on the extranet. The States have primary responsibility for the promotion and protection of all human rights and therefore, focusing on building capacity of relevant institutions can go…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 10 (Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building) 41st HRC Session (9 July 2019)

Mr. President,           OIC considers that the Human Rights Council can play its role in the promotion and protection of all human rights by supporting the national efforts and strengthening national mechanisms and institutions.   Technical cooperation and capacity building is the most effective, non-politicized, impartial and objective tool at the disposal of Human Rights Council…