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US strategy to result in more violence in Afghanistan: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: In a forceful rebuttal of U.S. accusation of terrorist ‘safe havens’ on Pakistan’s soil, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN Security Council Friday that envisioning that these sanctuaries lie outside Afghanistan need a reality check.  “Afghanistan and its partners, especially the US, need to address the challenges inside Afghanistan rather than shift the…

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Pakistan does not get pressurised by threats: Lodhi tells US categorically

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, said on Friday that the country did not respond to threats in the wake of the United States’ do-more demand.  “Pakistan does not get pressurised from threats,” said Maleeha Lodhi. “Pakistan was threatened to stay away from the UN resolution on Jerusalem,” she added….

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US-Pakistan resetting ties amid changing world order: Maleeha

NEW YORK: Pakistan and the United States are in the process of resetting their relationship against the backdrop of geopolitical shifts that have transformed the global and regional environment, a top Pakistani diplomat told a large gathering of American foreign policy experts, academics and businessmen. Participating in a discussion at the International Institute for Strategic…

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Every day of brutal Indian occupation is Black Day: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming Pakistan’s “resolute” support to Kashmiri people’s struggle for freedom from the illegal Indian occupation, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said Friday that a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute was the “only pathway for lasting peace and stability in South Asia.” “The people of Pakistan are resolute in their abiding commitment and steadfast political,…

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Tensions at LoC may jeopardize world peace: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said the tension on the Line of Control with India is a threat to peace in the region. Talking to the president of UN General Assembly in New York, she urged the world body to play its role in bringing the situation to normal….

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World supports Pakistan’s role for human rights: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan’s election as a member of UN Human Rights Council with two-third majority is a manifestation of the international community’s trust in Pakistan. In an interview, she said the world community has endorsed Pakistan’s role in protecting human rights in the world body…

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Pakistan warns India against any cross-LoC strikes

UNITED NATIONS: A top Pakistani diplomat Tuesday sternly warned India against its repeated threats to carry out “surgical strikes” across the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, saying Pakistan would effectively respond to any Indian aggression. “All I can say to them is: do not underestimate Pakistan’s resolve and capacity to defend…

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The United Nations and Pak-India dispute over Jammu and Kashmir

By: Nazia Memon Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the on-going Indo-Pak war of words in the United Nations, it’s important to know about the UN itself. Just imagine how the world might look if no opportunities were available for countries to discuss international matters. Would there be cooperation among countries? Would there be consensus…

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Pakistan congratulates Russia on appointment to new UN counter terrorism office

NEW YORK: Pakistan has welcomed the creation of the new UN Counter Terrorism Office and congratulated Russia on the appointment of Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov as the Under-Secretary General for the newly established office. Expressing this in a meeting of the Advisory Board of the UN’s Counter Terrorism Center, Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said that she…

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UN chief, top diplomats express sorrow over Bahawalpur tragedy

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed his “deep sorrow” over the tragic incident in which an overturned oil tanker burst into flames near Bahawalpur on Sunday, killing a number of people. In a message on behalf the UN chief, who is on a trip abroad, his Chef de Cabinet,  Maria Luiza Ribeiro…

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Pakistan to continue support for Afghanistan peace: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations, Pakistan has reiterated its continued support for the efforts to bring sustainable peace in Afghanistan. Speaking in a debate on Afghanistan in UN Security Council, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said enduring peace in Afghanistan is imperative for the stability in the region. She said Pakistan hosted millions…

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Pakistan calls for reforms in UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations, Pakistan has called for reforms based on democratic principles in the Security Council to enhance non-permanent members. Addressing the inter-governmental debate in New York, Pakistan’s permanent representatives at the United Nations Dr. Maleela Lodhi said Pakistan belongs to a group of countries which form a negotiating group which favors…

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Pakistan calls upon UN to address human rights violations in occupied Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has urged the United Nations to address the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir. In a meeting of OIC Ambassadors with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the escalating tension in the occupied valley can destabilize South Asia. She called for a peaceful…

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UN chief lauds Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees

NEW YORK: UN Secretary General António Guterres has lauded Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees for about four decades. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his appreciation for Pakistan’s role at the UN. He was addressing a dinner hosted by Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi in his honour in…

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Maleeha Lodhi praises President Xi’s OBOR vision

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said President Xi’s vision of One Belt One Road is win win for the whole region. In an interview to Xinhua News Agency , She said it is certainly a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which is part of “One Road, One…

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Pakistan for making UNSC more representative

UNITED NATIONS:  Making a strong case against creating new permanent seats in the UN Security Council, Pakistan has reaffirmed its stand for an increase in the number of non-permanent members as the “best” method to make the 15-member body more representative and democratic. “We believe that the best, and the only way, to accommodate legitimate…

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Pakistan to stand by Kashmir’s right of self-determination: Maleeha

NEW YORK: Reaffirming Pakistan’s continued support for Kashmiri people’s UN-pledged right to self-determination, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a large gathering of Kashmiri and Pakistani community members to step up their efforts to build up greater understanding about their valiant struggle among American people. Presiding over a meeting organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan to…

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New UN Chief offers his good offices to defuse India-Pakistan tensions

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who assumed his functions as the world’s top diplomat this week, has offered to play a role of an honest broker between Pakistan and India amid tensions between the two South Asian neighbours stemming from some serious developments in the disputed Kashmir region, according to diplomatic sources. The UN…

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Dossier handed over to UN on India’s interference in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked the United Nations (UN) to restrain India from interfering in Pakistan and from activities aimed at destabilizing Pakistan, Foreign office said here Friday. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Friday delivered a dossier on India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan, to the United Nations’ Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,…

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Indian firing on LoC creating dangerous situation: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said situation at the Line of Control is turning very dangerous due to continued unprovoked firing by India in various sectors. Talking to a TV channel, she said Pakistan is considering various diplomatic options on Indian aggression. The envoy said she would meet the…

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UN adopts Pakistan’s resolution reaffirming peoples’ self-determination right

UNITED NATIONS: A committee of the UN General Assembly unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights. The resolution, co-sponsored by 72 countries, was adopted without a vote in the 193-member Assembly’s Third…

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