Pakistan’s statement delivered by Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue – Working Group on use of mercenaries and Special Rapporteur on Hazardous wastes 39th HRC Session (12 September 2018)

Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on Hazardous wastes for the presentation of his report. Human rights are universal and must be respected by all. Everyone has the same right to safe and healthy work, regardless of income, age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion or status. It is the responsibility of the States to ensure…

Second Session of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 27-31 August 2018 Agenda item 6(a): Characterization of the systems under consideration in order to promote a common understanding on concepts and characteristics relevant to the objectives and purposes of the Convention (27 August 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of PAKISTAN

Mr. Chairperson,   I would like to begin by reiterating our appreciation for the manner in which you have chaired this GGE. You can rest assured of my delegation’s continued support and cooperation. We thank you for the informal consultations undertaken in preparation for this meeting.   We also thank the ICRC and civil society…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Ninth Session of the Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development 20-24 November 2017

  Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. UNCTAD’s work program on investment and enterprise continues to generate concrete sustainable development outcomes…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC – General Debate – Agenda Item 7 – 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

  Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC General Debate Agenda Item 7 35th Session of the Human Rights Council   Mr. President,            The OIC took note of the comprehensive review presented by the High Commissioner. We express our concern that the report’s recommendations do not adequately portray the entirely asymmetrical nature of…

Conference on Disarmament – Plenary Meeting, 16 May 2017 – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 16 May 2017 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. President, As this is the first time that my delegation is taking the floor under your presidency, let me begin by congratulating you on assuming this important responsibility. You can rest assured of our unstinting support and…

Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations, Geneva

He joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1984. He holds BSc Honours degree in Physical Geography from University of Manchester; MSc. in Transportation Planning and Management from PLC/University of Westminster, London and Masters Degree in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, USA where he also completed the PhD Comprehensive Examinations. He has also…

Awards and Distinctions

Academic Honours & Distinctions Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan, 2005 Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation Award, 2011 Medical Mission Hall of Fame; Toledo, Ohio; 2011 European Society Population Science Award, 2005 International Biographical Centre, Cambridge accolades: (International Health Professional of the Year 2007 and 2010; International Biographical Center, Woman of the year for 2010; IBC lifetime Achievement Award, 2010; DG’s…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Annual debate on Rights of Persons with Disabilities 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 3 March 2016

Mr. President;   Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states.  From the outset, let us congratulate and thank the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on compiling a thought provoking and comprehensive report on the topic of “Equality and non-discrimination under article 5 of the Convention on the…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Annual High-Level Panel: Human Rights Mainstreaming Theme: The contribution of human rights to peace building through the enhancement of dialogue and international cooperation for the promotion of human rights 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 27 February 2017

Mr. President, I make this statement on behalf of OIC member states. Islam is a religion of peace. Conception of peace in Islam begins with attribution of Peace as the Divine name, since the Arabic word for peace -Salam- is one of the ninety nine names of God. Mr. President, Economic equality and international cooperation…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the Special Rapporteur on the right to food 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2017

Mr. President, Pakistan will make this statement on behalf of OIC member states.  We take note of the comprehensive reports of both the Special Rapporteurs.  We believe that the environment plays a significant role in the attainment of human rights including fundamental elements of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable…