March 6, 2021

India’s election on non-permanent seat in UNSC won’t have an effect on Pakistan: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Islamabad: Forward of the elections for 5 non-permanent seats in the UN Safety Council, International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned on Tuesday that India getting a non-permanent seat on the highly effective 15-member council was “a routine affair” and it could not have an effect on Pakistan.

India is all set to hitch the UN Safety Council as a non-permanent member, elections for which will likely be held on Wednesday.

India is a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific class for the 2021-22 time period. Its victory is a given since it’s the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the grouping.

Qureshi made the remarks within the Parliament after Khawaja Asif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz mentioned that he ought to make clear his assertion that India’s membership of the UNSC wouldn’t have an effect on Pakistan.

Responding to Asif’s remarks, Qureshi mentioned that he had not talked about India getting a everlasting seat however it’s doable election on the non-permanent seat, which he mentioned was “a routine affair.”

“Pakistan is a part of the group which opposes the everlasting membership of India within the UN Safety Council,” he mentioned, including that the non-permanent seats got on a rotational foundation and Pakistan additionally remained the world physique’s non-permanent member previously.

He mentioned Pakistan would additionally file its candidature for the non-member seat in 2025. He mentioned to date each Pakistan and India have been elected seven instances every on the non-permanent seats.