Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Panel discussion on the rights of women – Theme: Accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women: engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls – 35th HRC Session – ( 13 June 2017)

  Mr. President, The equality of women in society is an undeniable fact. Making it real in the real world is a challenge for every society. Unfortunately still there are many societal stereotypes and challenges that hamper the objective of gender parity. Gender violence remains one of the most pressing problems being faced by women.…

Remarks by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent representative of Pakistan – During General Debate under Item 3 – (35th Session of Human Rights Council) – 12 June 2017

   Mr. Vice President,   The UN Security Council Agenda and its Resolutions remain clear and valid to this day. Dismissing those seeking self-determination as militants is ridiculous. It runs counter to everything the UN stands for. Right to Self-determination are partners each incomplete without the other.   Citizens in Indian Occupied Kashmir have been…

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – ID with SR on the Right to Freedom of Expression – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We thank the SR on freedom of opinion and expression for his report. The freedom of expression both online and offline plays a pivotal role in ensuring an open and free nature of the Internet. The private companies play an important role in this respect. Abuse of freedom of expression through any…

Statement by Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary – Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Migrants – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

Mr. President,               We thank the working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises for their report.   It is important to ensure effective implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. All business enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational enterprises, should be…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons, especially women and children – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children for outlining a number of important issues related to human trafficking and forced labour in his comprehensive report. We believe that human trafficking and forced labour are violations of basic human rights and cause alot of suffering to the victims.…

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, 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 on the Deteriorating Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and Recent Situation in Aleppo, 21 October 2016

Statement by Ms. Saima Saleem, First Secretary on the Deteriorating Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and Recent Situation in Aleppo 25th Special Session of HRC, (21 October 2016) Mr. President, Let me begin by saying that, for my delegation, the most important issue is an immediate end to the violence and…