Pakistan to carefully watch India’s UNSC conduct

Published August 2, 2021
The United Nations Security Council meets on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York on March 12, 2018. — Reuters
The United Nations Security Council meets on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York on March 12, 2018. — Reuters

UNITED NATIONS: Pak­istan’s UN Ambassador Munir Akram said on Sunday that Pakistan will watch carefully to ensure that India does not hurt the country’s core interests during its presidency of the Security Council.

India took over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) from France for the month of August. This is the first presidency for India during its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC.

“India will obviously use its SC Presidency to promote its own narrative on various issues, including terrorism and UN reform,” Amba­ssador Akram told Dawn.

“We will watch its conduct carefully and ensure that no moves that are against Pakistan’s core interests are allowed to succeed.”

India’s Permanent Repre­sentative Tirumurti said in a tweet that during its presidency India will organise three high-level meetings focusing on maritime security, peacekeeping, and counterterrorism.

Monday will be the first working day of India’s presidency, when Mr Tirumurti will hold a hybrid press briefing at the UN headquarters on the council’s programme of work for the month.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the UNSC on Aug 9. He will be the first Indian PM to preside over a UNSC meeting. This is India’s eighth stint on the UNSC.

Published in Dawn, August 2nd , 2021

Opinion

Editorial

Imran’s lesson
Updated 15 May, 2022

Imran’s lesson

Patronage of the security and intelligence apparatus exacts a heavy price and almost never delivers any long-term dividends.
15 May, 2022

Small mercies

AT a time when Pakistan is getting closer to the brink with its foreign currency reserves dropping to just around...
15 May, 2022

Child sexual abuse

IT is interesting that despite the strictures of society and political leaders on community evils, there is little...
Updated 14 May, 2022

Severe water crisis

The current situation is just another reminder that Pakistan may become the most water-stressed nation in the region by 2040.
Updated 14 May, 2022

Yasin Malik’s trial

Muslim bloc needs to do more to press home the point to India that its brutal policies in occupied Kashmir are unacceptable.
Updated 14 May, 2022

Fake markers

RECENT reports reveal that the two children in KP who had contracted polio this year, had fake marks on their hands....