Pakistan joins UNSC as non-permanent member

Last Updated: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 21:44

United Nations: Pakistan on Sunday joined the UN
Security Council for a two-year term as a non-permanent member
of the powerful world body, which also has India among its
15-member states.

Pakistan was elected to the Security Council last October
when 129 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly voted
for it during an election.

Pakistan has previously served the Council in 1952-53,
1968-69, 1976-77, 1983-84, 1993-94 and 2003-04.

"It will be Pakistan`s seventh time on the Council, and
the fourth time its term will overlap with India, as it did in
1968, 1977 and 1984," the state-run APP news agency said.

Pakistan`s envoy to UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon has said
his country would play a constructive role in resolving key
global issues that the Council is dealing with or may come up.

"We hope to play our usual role of taking on matters
which affect the underdog, so as to speak," Haroon was quoted
as saying by the APP.

The Security Council has five permanent members-
Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States and ten
non-permanent members elected by the General Assembly for
two-year terms, from five different regions of the world.

Along with Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco and
Togo have also joined the Council as non-permanent members.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 21:44

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