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Resolutions at UN committee testify Pakistan’s commitment to peace: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal Saturday said that adoption of three resolutions by the main committee of the United Nations was a testimony to Pakistan’s commitment to regional and international peace and security. “Pakistan will continue bringing more focus on these, with a view to supporting global disarmament efforts aimed at strengthening regional and global peace and stability,” he posted on his twitter account. These resolutions moved by Pakistan and adopted on November 8, were focused…

UN committee slams French ‘burqa ban’ for ‘violating’ rights

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law violated the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public. The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face. "The French law disproportionately harmed the petitioners' right to manifest their religious beliefs," the committee said in a statement. It added that it was not…