Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council under Agenda Item 2: “Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General” (19 June 2018)

   Mr. President,             At the outset, the delegation of Pakistan wishes to thank High Commissioner ZeidRa’ad Al Hussain for his presentationyesterday and appreciate his leadership of the OHCHR. As his mandate comes comes to an end, we join other Member and Observer States of this Council to offer our best wishes to him…

RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO INDIA’S RIGHT OF REPLY – 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (Agenda Item 2) – Delivered by Ms. Murk Aijaz – 19 June 2018

  Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s statement. We regret that instead of introspection of its atrocities against the Kashmiri people, India has again resorted to baseless polemic and unrequited rhetoric against Pakistan. Without reciprocating in kind, Pakistan wishes to remind India of the following undeniable facts:…

38th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Remarks by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on summary executions and Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression – 19 June 2018

  Mr. President, We have taken a note of the report of the Special Rapporteur (SR) on freedom of expression and his presentation today. We value the important theme of his mandate. Freedom of Expression is near to our heart. As a functioning democracy with thriving print and electronic media, free and independent media is…

Statement by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council under Agenda Item 2: “Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General” (19 June 2018)

Mr. President,   The OIC thanks High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for his presentation. We acknowledge his able stewardship of the OHCHR and wish him well in his future endeavours.   The OIC supports efforts for protection and promotion of all human rights, based on the principles of universality, impartiality, non-selectivity and transparency. The…