40TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan Agenda Item-4 – Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention (12 March 2019)

Mr. President,           Pakistan shares the concern of the UN Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rise of racism, xenophobia and intolerance in the world. Such hate driven rhetoric is a precursor to conflicts and grave human rights violations, and requires Council’simmediate attention. In our own region, a similar frenzy…

40th Session of the Human Rights Council General Debate on Agenda item 4: “Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention” Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 12 March 2019

Mr. President,           Rising xenophobia and intolerance on the basis of religion or belief especially against Muslims is a cause of serious concern for OIC member States. It has taken many dreadful forms including inter alia hate speech by some media groups and main stream political parties, attacks on women wearing hijab, murder of innocent…

Second Right of Reply Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations 40th Session of the Human Rights Council 12 March 2019

Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. Let me first respond to Indian delegate’s claim on the application of right to self-determination. Kashmir is the unfinished business of decolonization, so even the narrow definition of right to self determination given by the Indian delegate, applies…

Second Right of Reply Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations 40th Session of the Human Rights Council 12 March 2019

We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India will lose all credibility if it continues on the path of disinformation and concoction of lies that we just heard from the Indian delegate. India of today is not only doing injustice with the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir but…