Right of Reply by Pakistan in response to India’s ror General debate of Item 4 Delivered by Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary 39th Session of the Human Rights Council 18 September 2018

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. Today’s India is neo-apartheid State on lines of caste and religion masquerading as a democracy. Indeed, we are all watching with dismay and concern the deliberate, systematic construction of a fascist hindutwa political order in India. Those who espouse…

Right of Reply by Pakistan in response to Indian’s ror – Interactive dialogue with the Working Groups on enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention Delivered by Mr. Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary 39th Session of the Human Rights Council 12 September 2018

Mr President, We are making this right of reply in response to the Right of Reply made by India. We are amazed at the Indian delegation’s persistence of fudging the facts and telling outright lies. Rather than answering to the concerns raised by the OHCHR in its Kashmir Report, India again resorted to its diversionary…

Right of Reply by Pakistan in response to India’s ror – general debate of item 2 delivered by Mr. Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary 39th Session of the Human Rights Council 14 September 2018

Mr President, We are making this right of reply in response to the Right of Reply made by India. Rather than answering to the concerns raised by the OHCHR in its Kashmir Report, India again resorted to its diversionary tactics of fudging the facts and telling outright lies. India’s first set of lies is about…

RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO INDIA’S ROR Delivered by Ms. Tehreem Bano, Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (Agenda Item 2) 11 September 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 provocative rhetoric against Pakistan. We do not intend to engage in an altercation with India on domestic issues of…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) 19 September 2018

Mr. President,   We thank the Special Rapporteur and the Experts on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for their valuable reports and briefings. Pakistan considers all basic human rights to be inalienable, indivisible and interdependent and they must be equally guaranteed for all for ensuring ‘Human Dignity’. The constitution of Pakistan guarantees fundamental rights for…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Panel Discussion on Rights of Indigenous People 19 September 2018

Mr. President,   We thank the panellists for their useful insight into this important subject. Pakistan believes that all people, including the indigenous people, have equal role to play in the nation building. The true realization of all human rights cannot be achieved without addressing their basic needs and development goals. As mentioned by the…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered ID with SR on Right to Development and SR on Unilateral Coercive measures 13 September 2018

Mr. President,   We thank both the Special Rapporteurs for their reports. Pakistan has always striven to put human rights of people at the centre of its development strategies and agreements. Accordingly, we have followed multifaceted approach towards development including structural reforms, investment friendly policies, and social safety nets for vulnerable. The enjoyment of fundamental…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered ID with Independent Expert on the rights of older persons and Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation 10 September 2018

Mr. President, We thank both the Independent Expert and the Special Rapporteur for their reports.   The Independent Expert has aptly highlighted the challenges in realizing the rights of older persons in different societies. These challenges vary: developed countries with broken down family system have their own challenges; developing countries where family system is intact…

Please Check against Delivery 39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Slavery and Independent Expert on promotion of a democratic and equitable International Order 10 September 2018

Mr. President, We thank both the Special Procedures for presentation of their reports.   We agree with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Slavery in concluding that the human rights situation of domestic workers, especially of migrant workers, is directly related to increasing globalization, macroeconomic policies which reinforce inequality and poverty, climate change and…