Saturday, 16 December 2017

United Nations passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

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UN: The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of right of peoples to self-determination.

The resolution , co-sponsored by seventy-five countries adopted in the Third Committee session says the right of self- determination to the people is a fundamental condition for effective guarantee and observance of human rights.

Pakistan ‘s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi talking to media said the adoption of resolution reaffirms the inviolability of the right to self-determination for all peoples without exception, including Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistani envoy said adoption of this resolution with consensus means the international community rejects continued illegal occupation of territories by foreign forces from Palestine to Jammu and Kashmir.

The resolution is expected to come up for General Assembly’s endorsement next month.

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