Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 7 – 35th HRC Session – (19 June 2017)

  Mr. President, Can there be a comparison between the oppressor and the oppressed? Can there be any justification for occupation? There can be only one answer to this, NO. Then how can Israel’s state sponsored terrorism be equated with the legitimate struggle of Palestinian people in the West Banks, including Jerusalem and Gaza and…

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 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur Agenda Item 7 (20 March 2017) 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President. Allow me to begin by thanking Professor Lynk and expressing our appreciation for his first report and presentation to the Human Rights Council. We warmly welcome Professor Lynk in his new role, and condemn Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, consistent with its culture of non-cooperation with special…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC General Debate Agenda Item 7 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President, Israel was born in 1948 as a result of the ethnic cleansing and massdispossession of the Palestinian people. Since then, it has continued relentlessly to violate international law and to view itself as a State above the law, an exceptional State, unbound by laws and unbound by principles. We call upon Israel to…