Pakistan believes in the principles of UN charter

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson on Tuesday said that as a responsible member of the United Nations with strong commitment to multilateralism, Pakistan believed in the principles of the UN Charter including respect for political independence, sovereignty and non- interference in internal affairs of states.

The spokesperson in a press release also reaffirmed Pakistan’s abiding commitment to advance all human rights universally in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter.

Responding to media queries, regarding the release of Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on human rights in Xinjiang, China, the spokesperson said that it was Pakistan’s consistent position that non-politicization, universality, objectivity, dialogue and constructive engagement should be the main tools to promote universal respect for human rights.

“Pakistan supports China’s efforts for socio-economic development, harmony and peace and stability in Xinjiang. China has succeeded in lifting over 700 million people out of poverty in the last 35 years, thus improving their living conditions and the enjoyment of fundamental human rights,” it was added.

The spokesperson said Pakistan appreciated China’s constructive engagement with the UN human rights system as well as the OIC General Secretariat, as evidenced by visits of the former High Commissioner for Human Rights and OIC delegation to China. — APP