Message by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 06 April, 2018

For the last 70 years the valiant people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are waging a heroic struggle against Indian oppression, for the realization of the inalienable right to self-determination which has been envisaged in the United Nations Security Council resolutions. These resolutions remain unimplemented because India has backed out of its commitments and…

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Jammu and Kashmir dispute draws attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Geneva

The dispute of Jammu and Kashmir, with focus on India’s human rights violation, has featured prominently during the ongoing session of United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.   In his annual report to the HRC, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein regretted India’s denial of unconditional access…

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First South-South Human Rights Forum held in Beijing on December 7-8, 2017.

  Pakistan’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Farukh Amil, calls for focusing on People oriented climate-friendly strategies for development in cognizance of cultural and national sensitivities and priorities Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Farukh Amil, has called for recourse to technology, improving access to trading opportunities, fostering peace and harmony through resolution…

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Pakistan elected as President of UN Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development

Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva has been elected today as President of the Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland.   The Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development is an important UN forum which brings…

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Foreign Minister presents Pakistan’s National Report at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif today presented Pakistan’s national report on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This was the third report by Pakistan since the inception of UPR process in 2006, the first two being in 2008 and 2012. The Foreign Minister outlined the wide range of legislative, institutional,…

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Foreign Minister presents Pakistan’s National Report at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva – 13 November 2017

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif today presented Pakistan’s national report on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This was the third report by Pakistan since the inception of UPR process in 2006, the first two being in 2008 and 2012. The Foreign Minister outlined the wide range of legislative, institutional,…

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OIC Ambassadors meet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar — urged the Government of Myanmar to stop violence against the Rohingya Muslims

The Permanent Representative of Pakistan, Ambassador Farukh Amil, in his capacity as the Coordinator of the OIC Group for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, along with the Permanent Representatives of Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Malaysia, Turkey,  and the OIC Permanent Observer, met the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to seek…

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OIC Ambassadors urge IOM and UNHCR to redouble their relief and rehabilitation efforts for the displaced Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar

The Permanent Representative of Pakistan, in his capacity as the Coordinator of the OIC Group for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, along with the Permanent Representatives of Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Malaysia, Turkey, and the OIC Permanent Observer met Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General International Organization of Migration (IOM) and Mr. Filippo Grandi,…

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Foreign Minister expresses deep anguish at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has expressed deep anguish at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. He emphasized that the plight of the Rohingya Muslims was a challenge to the conscience of the international community  In this context, the Foreign Minister supported: • OIC’s position condemning the renewed violence affecting the Rohingya Muslim minority resulting in thousands fleeing their homes as well as the systematic…

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