ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that Pakistan was lobbying for the membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
“There is a specific procedure to follow for getting membership of the Security Council,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a video statement from Islamabad.
He said the countries desiring to become member of the Security Council lobby for several years, and every country had the prerogative to do so.
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“One has to follow a long procedure to get membership of the Security Council, and Pakistan has also been lobbying for the membership,” he said.
The federal minister said Pakistan would not ignore diplomatic norms while formulating its strategy. He said Pakistan and India had been members of the Security Council for seven times each.
He said India needed to review its behavior of violating the UN Security Council resolutions and human rights in the occupied Kashmir.
In a statement, he said Pakistan had a lot of forums and ways to unveil the Indian designs, and it opted from them according to its priorities.