At UN, Pakistan decries double standards in implementing of int'l obligations to protect civilians

At UN, Pakistan decries double standards in implementing of int'l obligations to protect civilians
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has voiced its strong disapproval in the United Nations General Assembly of double standards in implementing the international obligations to protect civilians and prevent crimes against humanity.

While speaking in Assembly debate on Responsibility to Protect and prevent crimes against humanity in United Nations,Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said selectivity has meant that egregious crimes, including killings and mass blinding claim innocent victims in Indian occupied Kashmir in full view of the international community.

She said the tragic victims in occupied Jammu and Kashmir suffer the further indignity of living under an illegal occupation.

She also referred to the grave situation in Palestine where the failure of the international community to uphold these norms.

Maleeha Lodhi said, the Security Council stood as a silent bystander to the plight of the long-suffering Palestinian people.

She concluded by remarking that what was needed is a surge in diplomacy, not war, to achieve the goal of preventing grave crimes against humanity.

 APP

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