Permanent Representative of Pakistan meets High Commissioner for Refugee

Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan met Mr. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday, 14 July 2017, in Geneva. High Commissioner Grandi appreciated Pakistan’s important role as a major hosting country, providing protection and assistance to millions of Afghans for 38 years. Issues of mutual interest pertaining to Afghan refugees, as…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (14 March, 2017)- Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

  Mr. President, I shall depart from Geneva over the coming weekend to assume my new responsibilities in Islamabad. As this is probably the last time that I am taking the floor as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva including the CD, I wish to…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Informal Plenary Meeting (10 March, 2017)- Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

  Mr. President, We thank you for convening these informal consultations. We greatly appreciate the manner in which you are conducting your Presidency of the CD. Your consultative and transparent approach is praiseworthy. We thank you for circulating a proposal for a draft Programme of Work, and are grateful to you for elaborating on it…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (7 March, 2017)-Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. President, As this is my first time taking the floor under your presidency, I wish to congratulate you on assuming this important responsibility. We appreciate the manner in which you are conducting your work, and I assure you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation. We commend your initiative to hold an informal thematic…

Informal Consultative Meeting by the Chairperson of the High-level FMCT Expert Preparatory Group (New York, 2-3 March 2017)-General Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the CD in Geneva)

Madam Chairperson, We thank UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Mr. Kim Won-soo for his statement. We also thank you, Madam Chair, and the distinguished representatives of Germany and the Netherlands for your introductory remarks. As you are aware, Pakistan voted against UNGA resolution 71/259 entitled “Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear…

Informal Consultative Meeting by the Chairperson of the High-level FMCT Expert Preparatory Group (New York, 2-3 March 2017)- Statement by Pakistan Delegation on Scope – Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the CD in Geneva

Madam Chairperson, The issue of scope is the most contested aspect of the treaty. At its heart lies a major divergence, i.e., whether the treaty should only ban the future production of fissile material, or it should also cover fissile material produced prior to entryinto-force. Although it is not the only issue preventing the start…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting, (17 February, 2017)-Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. President, We thank you for circulating the revised draft “decision on the establishment of working group on the ‘way ahead’ to identify common ground for a programme of work with a negotiating mandate”, contained in document CD/WP.599/Rev.1 dated 14 February 2017. As already stated by my delegation during the formal plenary meeting as well…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (14 February, 2017)-Statement by Pakistan Delegation Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor

Mr. President, Allow me to read out the Press Release issued by Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier today, regarding the missile test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). I quote, “Pakistan Deplores Missile Tests by DPRK. The latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT- Side Event (9 February, 2017)- Statement by Pakistan Delegation Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor

We thank the Russian delegation for organizing this Side Event, and for updating us on their proposal for an International Convention to Suppress Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism. My delegation welcomed this proposal last year, after it was presented by the distinguished Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation in the Conference on Disarmament (CD).…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (31 January, 2017) Statement by Pakistan Delegation Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor

Mr. President, I congratulate you on assuming the Presidency of the CD. We welcome your consultative approach and appreciate your active engagement. You can rest assured of our delegation’s full support and cooperation. Our gratitude to the Secretariat, led by Mr. Moller, Secretary General of the CD, and the UNODA staff including Ms. Soliman, Mr.…