Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with SRs on IDPs & Extreme Poverty – 35th Session of Human Right Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   We thank the Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons for presenting their reports.    Pakistan is disappointed at the suggestion of the SP on the Human Rights of IDPs that “Afghan’s are being pushed back from Pakistan” and “Pakistan…

Statement by Pakistan – 35th Session Human Rights Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   While busy grappling with socio-economic and security challenges, we may witness apocalyptic consequences of a deadly outbreak or emerging health threat. The global health security is becoming increasingly relevant, as the outbreaks, in this age of connectivity and globalization, are not restricted to one country or continent. In this perspective, today´s…

Statement by Pakistan, On behalf of OIC 35th Session Human Rights Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President, Achieving international public health security is one of the main challenges arising from the new and complex landscape of public health. Commitments such as International Health Regulations (IHR-2005) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) require core capacities. Cognizant of these issues the 2nd Islamic Conference of Health Ministers (ICHM) held on 1-4…

Statement by Pakistan On behalf of OIC – Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights – 35th Session Human Rights Council – 7 June 2017

  Mr. President I am making this statement on behalf of the OIC Member States. We thank the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights for presenting their reports. We agree with the Special Rapporteur of the human rights of Internally Displaced Persons that…

35th HRC Session – ID with HC under Item 2 – Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC – (07 June, 2017)

  Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC Member States. We thank the High Commissioner for his update. The OIC supports all efforts for the protection and promotion of all human rights, based on the principles of universality, impartiality, non-selectivity and transparency. We strongly believe that states…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Presentation of the Annual Report of the High Commissioner – (35th Session of Human Rights Council) – 7 June 2017

  Mr. President, We thank the High Commissioner for his update.             While echoing his demand for immediate access of an independent, international and impartial commission to both sides of Line of Control, we would clarify that Pakistan has expressed its readiness to allow the UN team sent by the High Commissioner to visit Azad…

Statement by Pakistan On behalf of OIC Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights – 35th Session Human Rights Council – 7 June 2017

Please check against delivery Statement by Pakistan On behalf of OIC Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights 35th Session Human Rights Council 7 June 2017 Mr. President I am making this statement on behalf of the OIC member states. We thank…

Statement by Pakistan On behalf of OIC – 35th Session Human Rights Council – 7 June 2017

  Please check against delivery     Mr. President   I am making this statement on behalf of the OIC member states.   We thank the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights for presenting their reports.   We agree with the Special Rapporteur…

Statement by Pakistan – 35th Session of Human Right Council – 7 June 2017

Please Check Against Delivery   Statement by Pakistan 35th Session of Human Right Council 7 June 2017   Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons for presenting their reports.    Pakistan is disappointed at the suggestion of the SP…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Clustered ID: Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions – 35th Session of the Human Rights Council, 6 June 2017

  Mr. President, We make this statement on behalf of all OIC member states except Albania. At the outset, we strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that took place in the last three weeks in United Kingdom, Egypt and Afghanistan resulting in the loss of precious life. We stand in solidarity with their governments and people…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur on Health and Independent Expert on International Solidarity – 35th Session of the Human Rights Council – 6 June 2017

    Mr. President, Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We thank the Special Rapporteur on Health and the Independent Expert on International Solidarity on the compilation of very comprehensive reports, findings of which can serve for be important in future work. We believe that right to mental health is an…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and Special Rapporteur on the right to education – 35th Session of the Human Rights Council – 6 June 2017

Mr. President, Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We thank the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and the Special Rapporteur on the right to education on their comprehensive reports, highlighting many important issues. The Islamic civilization is founded on the need for education. Good…

Remarks by Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and Special Rapporteur on right to education – (35th Session of HRC) – 6th June 2017

Please Check against the Delivery Remarks by Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and Special Rapporteur on right to education (35th Session of HRC) 6th June 2017 Mr. President, Pakistan aligns itself with the statement of OIC. We appreciate the comprehensive reports…

Remarks by Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Health and Independent Expert on International Solidarity – (35th Session of HRC) – 6th June 2017

Please Check against the Delivery   Mr. President, Pakistan aligns itself with the statement of OIC. We appreciate the comprehensive reports of the Special Rapporteur on Health and the Independent Expert on International Solidarity. Pakistan strongly supports the right to health and believes that highest standards of physical and mental health promote the realization of…

Comments by Pakistan on behalf of OIC, 9th session of the Adhoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards- 24 April, 2017

Mr. Chairperson, I have the honour to make these comments on behalf of the OIC Member States. At the outset, we wish to congratulate you on your election as Chairperson of this important mechanism, and we are hopeful that under your able guidance and leadership, we would be able to make progress. We look forward…

Comments by Pakistan 18th Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Right to Development (RtD) 3 April 2017

Mr. Chair, Pakistan associates itself with the statements made by NAM and OIC. We congratulate you on your re-election as the Chair-Rapporteur of the working group on right to development. We thank you for your commendable work during the last two sessions and your constructive engagement with all the stakeholders to take forward the work…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC- 18th Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Right to Development (RtD) 3 April 2017

Mr. Chair, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of OIC member states. The OIC appreciates the efforts of the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to development (RtD) for his constructive engagement with all the stake holders and taking the work of the working group forward in a holistic…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Venezuela (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of Venezuela and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of Venezuela for accepting majority of the recommendations, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We welcome the incorporation of human rights approach in all public policies by Venezuela. We wish…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Uganda (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of Uganda and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of Uganda for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We appreciate the development of National Action Plan on Human Rights. We welcome the…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Timor Leste (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of Timor Leste and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of Timor Leste for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We welcome the establishment of the National Directive Commission to develop a…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Syrian Arab Republic (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of Syrian Arab Republic and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of Syria for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We aspire that Syria Arab Republic would continue implementing UPR recommendations. We…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Panel discussion on Climate Change and the Rights of Child 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 2 March 2016

Mr. President, Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states. Climate Change is a serious challenge, we face today. It disproportionately affects the most vulnerable segments especially the poor and disadvantaged children, especially in developing countries.  The article 3.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) enunciates the responsibility of…

Comments by Pakistan Agenda Item 7 General Debate 34th HRC Session (20 March, 2017)

Mr. President, Pakistan aligns itself with the statement made by OIC. The debate under item 7 reminds us about our collective failures as United Nations. It reflects upon our failure to protect the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of Palestinian people and those in the occupied Syrian Golan. It shows that colonialism and apartheid…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States- Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur on Persons with Disabilities and Independent Expert on Albinism 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (3 March 2017)

  Mr. President, I am making this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We have taken note of the reports of the Special Rapporteur on Persons with Disabilities and Independent Expert on Albinism. The OIC attaches great importance to the rights of person with disabilities and has addressed it in its various declarations and…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of South Sudan (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of South Sudan and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of South Sudan for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We welcome the promulgation of the Transitional Constitution. We wish South Sudan…

Right of Reply by Pakistan-34th Session of Human Rights Council, Agenda Item 3, 10 March 2017

Some things never change. And that is the case with India’s persistent denial, obfuscation and muddling of facts. It is an undeniable fact that India has unleashed a reign of terror in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is far from normal. More than 700,000 Indian soldiers are operating with…

Right of Reply by Pakistan-Agenda Item 4- 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President, India would do well to stop the mindless reaction of blaming Pakistan for everything from spy pigeons to anything that goes wrong in India. India’s baseless allegations are in line with their policy of interfering in the internal affairs of neighbouring countries and flouting international norms governing inter-state relations. Indian interference in Pakistan…

Right of Reply by Pakistan-Agenda item 2- 34th Session of the Human Rights Council March 2017

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to the statement made by Indian delegation and their right of reply to our statement. I must acknowledge the Indian delegation’s consistency. They consistently peddle the most absurd arguments in an effort to distract attention from their reprehensible human rights record. Lets take their…

Remarks by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Clustered ID: Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 1 March 2016

Mr. President,   I am making these remarks on behalf of the Member States of the OIC.   We thank the Independent Expert on the affects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights and the Special Rapporteur…

Remarks by Mr. Aamar Aftab, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Presentation of the Annual Report of the High Commissioner (34th Session of Human Rights Council) 9 March 2017

Mr. President,   We thank the High Commissioner for his update.   Mr. President,   The High Commissioner’s concern on the dire situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is absolutely justified. The High Commissioner is equally justified in demanding immediate access to Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.   Let me state unequivocally that Pakistan…