Pakistan wins UNHRC seat


Pakistan Monday won the election of United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by securing 171 votes. Pakistan is elected for this important UN body for the third time.
Pakistan secured its first victory in 2006 when the body was created by the United Nations General Assembly. In the new term, Pakistan will serve on the Council from 2013 to 2015.
After winning the elections, while replying to a question from the Media Masood Khan, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan said, “Human rights are essential part of our genesis. Human rights are enshrined in our constitution and part of our national ethos”.
The success in the election demonstrates Pakistan’s strong commitment to human rights and the international community’s confidence in Pakistan’s substantial contributions at the Human Rights Council and its affiliated bodies.

In its election campaign, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission in New York highlighted that Pakistan’s Government, Parliament and judiciary have taken a series of steps in the last four years for the promotion and protection of universal human rights in Pakistan.
Special attention is being given by the Government of Pakistan to the social and economic emancipation of women and protection of the rights of other vulnerable groups including children and minorities.
“Our entire leadership, all political forces and national institutions support promotion and protection of human rights. We have put human rights as a top priority on our national agenda”, Ambassador Khan said.
This year Pakistan has contested the election for the term 2013-2015 on one of the five seats allocated to the Asia-Pacific Group, which endorsed its candidature.
Pakistani Permanent Representative said that Pakistan had always supported international human rights forums and machinery. Pakistan, he said, helped found the Council and would work to make it more effective by focusing on the whole range of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council is made of 47 Member States, which are elected by the majority of members of the General Assembly of the United Nations through direct and secret ballot.


  1. What a Shame !!

    I am a Pakistani and ashamed of total lies from the Pakistani Government. They have done nothing to improve the condition of minorities whic has gotten worse with time while government is turning ablind eye.

    • Being a Pakistani it is a great maer of SHAME for you to blame your own country Pakistan,dear look India no Indian dares to say like you agaisnt their country.Unluckily,it is we who always blames on our lovely motherland,it is great shame for you.See nearly everyday muslim is assasinated by muslim only and no minority member is killed by muslim.It is clear that Minorities are safe and in is only prapogated by anti-Pakistan elements to disgrace Pakistan like you.We congratulate and are happy we obtained this post.Pakistan is proud of this reward.Plzbroaden your thoughts and work for a strong Pakistan and not for its honour and dignity.

      • Younus Sb., there is no blame on the motherland but only to those who are constantly making the motherland bleed. What human rights are we talking about here? As for the rest of your comment, all i can say is, please wake up and have some coffee! I dont congratulate, neither do I feel happy about this damn seat being granted to a country where I have no right whatsoever… Yes, I am a human… my only fault is, I dont belong to the "Ruling Elite", not to the "Families of the Ruling Elite", nor to the "Armed Forces" nor to the "Media"…. I am just a common man… and A COMMON MAN DOES NOT MATTER AND HAVE NO RIGHTS!

  2. what basic human rights in pakistan for shias hindus christians TASEERS AND SONS BALOCHIS SINDHIS PATHANS ?? DONOT CHOKE ..SPEAK UP SACH AND HAQ ..

  3. All sons of Balochistan.Sindh,Pathans and Punjab are feeding their under one and that is Pakistan.Do any body thinks and considers the continued problems Kashmiris who are still struggling for freedom from a very clever enemy of islam.Wake up and struggle for the liberation of these people from Indians chungle,but how can we go ahead as we are fighting each other ,Be united and struggle for Pakistan for its glory and respect.Perhaps we did not learn any lesson from the past history FALL FO DACCA and still we after India to help us,mind it India or anything of that country is disuniting Pakistan.

  4. Baahirezaman g good statement Pakistan is a lovely shelter,but system is not good.even Punjabis are also suffering.we want sardarism.chaudhryism,wadairaism,Khanism and any unhuman way of governing helpless people must be removed by united efforts.if we say wrong to each other ,we will loose and our enemy will get benefits from our disunity.Look I am very poor and sourceless man whose humble services were dispensed in P.I.A in 1981 by jungle and harsh martial law regulation no.52.since 1981 just imagine how I with my family lived our livelyhood and still facing hardships no justice to me no money ot spend litigations no political links nothing but there is a great power Allah to whom i have the hopes to listen and solve my and all problems of us .nobody can do anything for us as everyone is greedy and powergreedy,but Inshah Allah He will solve our problems I am still hopeful for the best.Thank u for asking me about Coffee.PUNJABIS,PATHANS,SINDHIS AND BALOCHIS ARE BROTHERS AND THINK FOR PEOPLE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR WHO ARE STRUGGLING SINCE 1947.REALIZE THEIR PROBLEMS AND FORGET YOURS DIFFERENCES,OTHERWISE THE MEAN ENEMY WILL GET BENEFIT OF OUR DISUNITY.FEE AMMAN -E -LLAH

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