Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations First Right of Reply General Debate – Agenda Item 4 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 3 July 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply to India’s right of reply. Instead of answering for its gross human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India always resorts to petty tactics of vitriolic disinformation campaign against Pakistan in the same vain it did with the OHCHR and Special Procedures who…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on Item 4 2 July, 2019

Mr. President,             We deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC. OIC reiterates that all human rights are interdependent and indivisible and must be treaty equally. There need to be equal on emphasis given to economic, social and cultural rights especially right to development. We consider that through concerted efforts of the international community…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Agenda Item-4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention 2 July 2019

Mr. President,           The High Commissioner in press statements and oral updates, the Special Procedure Mandate Holders in their communications and the OHCHR in its Kashmir report have regularly raised their concerns regarding the gravity of human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK). This situation deserves special attention and continued monitoring…

40TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan Agenda Item-4 – Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention (12 March 2019)

Mr. President,           Pakistan shares the concern of the UN Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rise of racism, xenophobia and intolerance in the world. Such hate driven rhetoric is a precursor to conflicts and grave human rights violations, and requires Council’simmediate attention. In our own region, a similar frenzy…

40th Session of the Human Rights Council General Debate on Agenda item 4: “Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention” Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 12 March 2019

Mr. President,           Rising xenophobia and intolerance on the basis of religion or belief especially against Muslims is a cause of serious concern for OIC member States. It has taken many dreadful forms including inter alia hate speech by some media groups and main stream political parties, attacks on women wearing hijab, murder of innocent…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate – Agenda Item 4 – Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention Statement delivered by Mr. Tahir Andrabi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (18 September 2018)

Mr. President Pakistan wishes to highlight disturbing thematic trends and specific situations across the world that requires attention of this Council. Amongst thematic trends, we are worried at rising chauvinistic nationalism growing scale of xenophobia, racial discrimination and anti Muslim sentiments created by extremist political parties and their leaders who deliberately target the weak, the…

39TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Agenda item-4: “Human Rights Situations that require Council’s attention” Statement on behalf of the OIC 18 September 2018

Mr. President,             The OIC in its statements under Agenda items 2 and 3, has highlighted a number of situations that require attention of this Council.   The OIC wishes to reiterate its serious concerns on rising intolerance against migrants and minorities, fed by racism and populism practiced by mainstream political parties. The OIC…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan under general debate Agenda item 4 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 19 September 2017

Mr. Vice President,      Does the Human Rights Council even care what is going n in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir? Will it remain a silent spectator, just to hear speeches? Fortunately not all are silent. Some have spines. Even Indian Human Rights activists are appalled. Aakar Patel at ‘Losing Sight in Kashmir’ said: “True, denial of…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 4 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 19 September 2017

Mr. President,    On behalf of OIC Member States, I want to bring to the attention of the Council Human Rights situations of serious concern for the group, many of which have already been highlighted by the group in its statements in the general debates of Agenda Items 2 and 3. OIC would reiterate that ‘Islamophobia’…

Statement by Pakistan – Agenda Item 4 – General Debate – (15 June 2017)

  Mr. President, The grave situation of gross and systemic violations of human rights and denial of fundamental freedoms in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir requires Council’s urgent attention. The Indian government has broken its own record of brutality in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK), not only in target killing but also by indiscriminately killing…

Pakistan’s Statement Item 4 General Debate, 14 March 2017

Mr. President, We are seeing today the emergence worldwide, of an environment of intolerance, bigotry and outright repression. This environment is being created by extremist political parties and their leaders who deliberately target the weak, the marginalized and the excluded. Demagogues, exploiting genuine economic and social grievances, are resorting to an extreme nationalist rhetoric and…