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UN passes Pakistan-sponsored resolution on right to self-determination

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming people’s right to self-determination and calling on countries to immediately cease their foreign military intervention in and occupation of foreign countries and territories, as well as acts of repression, discrimination and maltreatment. The resolution, co-sponsored by a record number of 83 countries, was recommended by the 193-member Assembly's Third Committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and…

Terrorism and legitimate freedom struggle should be differentiated: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi said that the international consensus against terrorism should not be manipulated to justify the suppression of people struggling for the right to self-determination. Speaking in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly on ‘Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism’, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi called for a distinction to be drawn between acts of terrorism, which should be unequivocally condemned in all its forms and manifestations,…