Pakistan re-elected to UN Human Rights Council with overwhelming majority ‘despite Indian opposition’

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly. In the elections held in New York on Tuesday, Pakistan secured the highest number of votes among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific region vying for four seats.

Pakistan is currently serving on the HRC since 1st January, 2018. With its re-election today, Pakistan will continue as a member for another three-year term commencing on January 1, 2021, the communique added.

Since the HRC’s establishment in 2006, this is the fifth time that Pakistan has been elected to the United Nations’ premier body on Human Rights.

According to the FO, despite India’s opposition, the international community has once again reposed confidence in Pakistan, recognising its contribution to the national and global human rights agenda and strong credentials as a consensus builder in the HRC.

Source: Express Tribune