'UN has failed to stop violence in Kashmir,' says Raza Rabbani
The Senate on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the atrocities being committed in India-held Kashmir (IHK).
Speaking during the session on Friday, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani said that the United Nations has failed as an international body responsible for keeping peace.
"How can the UN protect human rights when it is taking part in human rights violations itself?" Rabbani asked.
The Senate chairman also said that the UN does not give the rights of Muslim countries the same importance as it does to the rights of Western nations.
During a debate on the matter, Senate members held the international community and the UN responsible for not making efforts to stop the violence in IHK.
They also said that India is the biggest contributor of human rights violations in the world.
Earlier, the Senate chairman was agitated at the absence of several ministers from the Senate session and issued yet another warning telling ministers that he would bar them from the Senate if they do not start appearing in the Senate more regularly.
"This carelessness on the ministers' part will not be tolerated. Convey my message to the ministers and their secretaries that I will suspend them and bar them from entering the Senate."
Upon inquiry, Rabbani was told that the minister for energy was in Karachi and and the minister for housing was in Bannu.
Enraged at the revelation, Rabbani said, "What is the minister for energy doing in Karachi? He has an army of people working for him and he still is never present in the Senate."
"If ministers cannot come to the Senate, they should resign from their jobs," he said.