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UN passes Pakistan resolution on right to self-determination

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ISLAMABAD: The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously passed Pakistan’s resolution on the right of self-determination.

In a tweet, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said a record number of 83 countries co-sponsored the resolution.

She said the resolution was reaffirmation of the international community’s continued support for the people’s right to self-determination.

The resolution has called upon the countries to cease immediately their military intervention and occupation of foreign countries and territories, and all acts of repression.

Talking to the state news agency, Maleeha Lodhi said the adoption of the resolution reaffirms the inviolability of the right to self-determination for all peoples without exception, including the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.

“Pakistan has historically been a proud champion of self-determination, helping many states achieve independence,” she said.

Read More: UN Day: Qureshi calls for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination

Speaking on 73rd anniversary of the United Nations Day last month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi acknowledged the role and contribution of the United Nations and called upon the body to ensure the inalienable right of Kashmiris to self-determination.

The foreign minister highlighted the seminal role played by Pakistani diplomats in shaping global norms, negotiating international treaties and steering deliberations in the fields of peace, security and development.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN country team jointly organised a ceremony at the Foreign Office today to mark the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations.

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