Right of Reply – General Debate – Agenda Item 2 – 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council – 10 September 2019

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN Geneva   General Debate – Agenda Item 2 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council 10 September 2019 Mr. President,             We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply.   Obfuscation of facts and outright mendacity has become a tedious habit of…

42nd SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Agenda Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Tuesday, 10 September 2019

42nd SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL PAKISTAN | Agenda Item 2 Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights Tuesday, 10 September 2019  Mr. President,           We thank the High Commissioner for her oral update. (We share her concerns regarding the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK). The…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner – 10 September 2019

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)  General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner – 10 September 2019 Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. OIC believes that inclusive and constructive engagement between all stakeholders…

Text of the Statement made by H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

President Ambassador Coly Seck, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Madam Bachelet, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates At the outset I express my heartfelt condolence on the loss of life and property in Bahamas due to hurricane Dorian. I thank you Mr. President and the Bureau for your able stewardship of the Human Rights Council. I also commend…

Second Right of Reply by Pakistan delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary, High Level Segment of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), 28 February 2019

Mr. President, We are exercising this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India’s uncalled for attack on Pakistan, is a part of its diversionary tactics of resorting to baseless polemic and provocative rhetoric against Pakistan. India’s so-called dossiers have always been fabrication of lies that cannot stand a day in any…

Second Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India’s obfuscation of facts and propagation of disinformation never fails to amuse us. A recent report by a reputable organization has found that India has more fake and internet hoaxes than anywhere else in the world which has had murderous consequences in…

First Right of Reply, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights during the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s statement. India’s malicious rhetoric against Pakistan is in the same vain as Indian deplorable attacks on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as well the ex-High Commissioner himself after the publication of OHCHR Kashmir Report. India cannot hide behind…

Second Right of Reply, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Item 3, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2019

We must give credit to Indian delegation for its consistency in misleading the Council, session after session, through its lies, obfuscation and meddling of the facts. India continues to flout its international human rights obligations by unleashing reign of terror in Indian Occupied Kashmir and then the irony is that it acts as a victim.…

First Right of Reply by Pakistan, Item 3, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India – the ‘Disinformation News Agency of the world’ continues to peddle the most absurd arguments in an effort to distract attention from their reprehensible human rights record. Lets take their arguments one by one. First, India maligns Pakistan for…

Statement by Her Excellency Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Federal Minister for Human Rights at the High Level Segment of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva – 26 February 2019)

Mr President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates   At the outset, let me congratulate you, Mr. President and the members of your Bureau, for assuming stewardship of the Human Rights Council. As custodian of the third functional pillar of the United Nations, this Council is vested with both legislative and monitoring responsibilities of international human rights. Its…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate – Agenda Item 4 – Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention Statement delivered by Mr. Tahir Andrabi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (18 September 2018)

Mr. President Pakistan wishes to highlight disturbing thematic trends and specific situations across the world that requires attention of this Council. Amongst thematic trends, we are worried at rising chauvinistic nationalism growing scale of xenophobia, racial discrimination and anti Muslim sentiments created by extremist political parties and their leaders who deliberately target the weak, the…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the General Debate (agenda item 3): “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” at 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (14 September 2018)

Mr. President, All human rights are equal and indivisible, to be treated with similar attention and emphasis. The Right to self determination, enshrined in the UN Charter and other International Covenants, is at the root of the realization of all these rights. In the last seven decades, Right to self determination galvanized the drive of…

Statement by Ambassador FarukhAmil, 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” (11 September 2018)

Mr. President,             We thank High Commissioner Michele Bachelet for her report and the oral update. We welcome her leadership of the OHCHR. She has rightly drawn our attention to the continuing conflicts and crises across the global and the need to work towards permanent solution of such conflicts, thereby easing human rights and…

Ambassador Farukh Amil,  Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the General Debate (agenda item 3):  “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” at 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (25 July 2018)

Mr. President, Pakistan views all human rights as equal and indivisible, to be treated with similar attention and emphasis. The Right to self determination is enshrined in the foundational documents of the international community – the UN Charter and other International Covenants. Without this right, all other rights are illusory.  In the last seven decades,…

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…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan under general debate Agenda item 4 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 19 September 2017

Mr. Vice President,      Does the Human Rights Council even care what is going n in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir? Will it remain a silent spectator, just to hear speeches? Fortunately not all are silent. Some have spines. Even Indian Human Rights activists are appalled. Aakar Patel at ‘Losing Sight in Kashmir’ said: “True, denial of…

Statement by Pakistan – Agenda Item 4 – General Debate – (15 June 2017)

  Mr. President, The grave situation of gross and systemic violations of human rights and denial of fundamental freedoms in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir requires Council’s urgent attention. The Indian government has broken its own record of brutality in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK), not only in target killing but also by indiscriminately killing…

Remarks by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent representative of Pakistan – During General Debate under Item 3 – (35th Session of Human Rights Council) – 12 June 2017

   Mr. Vice President,   The UN Security Council Agenda and its Resolutions remain clear and valid to this day. Dismissing those seeking self-determination as militants is ridiculous. It runs counter to everything the UN stands for. Right to Self-determination are partners each incomplete without the other.   Citizens in Indian Occupied Kashmir have been…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Presentation of the Annual Report of the High Commissioner – (35th Session of Human Rights Council) – 7 June 2017

  Mr. President, We thank the High Commissioner for his update.             While echoing his demand for immediate access of an independent, international and impartial commission to both sides of Line of Control, we would clarify that Pakistan has expressed its readiness to allow the UN team sent by the High Commissioner to visit Azad…

Statement by Pakistan General Debate (agenda item 3) 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 10 March 2017

Mr. President, Under Agenda item 3, we address a core, fundamental human right- the right to self determination of people, the right of peoples to determine their destiny, to choose the dispensation under which they would live their lives. The right to self-determination is a bedrock principle of the international order. And, it is a…

Pakistan’s Statement Item 4 General Debate, 14 March 2017

Mr. President, We are seeing today the emergence worldwide, of an environment of intolerance, bigotry and outright repression. This environment is being created by extremist political parties and their leaders who deliberately target the weak, the marginalized and the excluded. Demagogues, exploiting genuine economic and social grievances, are resorting to an extreme nationalist rhetoric and…

Inter Active Dialogue with the H igh Commissioner for Human Rights Item 2 : Update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of the OIC 3 3rd HRC Session , (1 4 September , 2016)

    Mr. President, I make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. At the outset, I want to convey our appreciation for the High Commissioner’s statement of 5 September 2016. In making that statement, the High Commissioner became“ the global voice on human rights”, willing to squarely address the critical…

Item 3Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the WG on the use of mercenaries and SR on hazardous substances and wastes Comments made by Ambassador TehminaJanjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan , On behalf of the OIC 33 rd Session of HRC , (1 5 September 2016)

  Mr. President We thank the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the Experts of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-…