Pakistan re-elected to UNHRC, FM Qureshi lauds landmark achievement

In another remarkable achievement on the diplomatic front, Pakistan has been re-elected as a member state of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council for the term 2020-23. 

According to the details, Pakistan won the slot by securing 169 votes out of 193 during the elections held at the UN General Assembly today.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “Pakistan re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council with an overwhelming majority today, securing 169 votes in the 193 member UN General Assembly. “

He maintained that since HRC’s establishment in 2006, this is the fifth time Pakistan has been elected to the premier UN body on human rights.

The foreign minister said, “Our re-election is a manifestation of the international community’s confidence and trust in Pakistan’s commitment to a progressive national and global human rights agenda.