SELECTION OF PAK AS MEMBER OF UN HR COUNCIL BIG ACHIEVEMENT: MINISTER HR&MA IJAZ ALAM AUGUSTINE

SELECTION OF PAK AS MEMBER OF UN HR COUNCIL BIG ACHIEVEMENT: MINISTER HR&MA IJAZ ALAM AUGUSTINE

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights Ejaz Alam Augustine in a statement has said that Pakistan has been elected member of UN Human Rights council for 03 years, which is a great achievement of Pakistan in the tenure of PTI. He said that it was matter of pride for all Pakistanis that Pakistan has been elected for the next three years by an overwhelming majority as received recorded votes 169 out of 193. The provincial minister said that Pakistan got the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific region, which was a clear sign of confidence in Pakistan's policies at the global level as the Human Rights Council is a very important forum of the United Nations. The provincial minister added that the annual report of the US Commission on Religious Freedom was also released in the same year, where India declared a dangerous country for the first time for the minorities. The controversial Indian Citizenship Bill was also viewed with hatred around the world; while the US Commission also criticized India, in 2019 there was an increase in attacks on minorities in India. The commission also slammed the Supreme Court's decision on the Babri Masjid, revoking the special status of Occupied Kashmir. The provincial minister said that since the formation of the government of PTI, Imran Khan has been known the ambassador of peace around the world. However, it is an indisputable fact that all the religious minorities living in Pakistan as proud of entire nation.