​Karachi restates stance on UNSC reform agenda

March 16, 2014 - 6:08:37 am

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has reiterated its opposition to increase in permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council, saying that years of debate had shown that individual permanent membership was not a realistic option and that this demand was hampering the reform process.

Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said in his statement at the 10th round of inter-governmental negotiations that “We should not entrench the outdated dispensation of 1945, but work out a modern, democratic and flexible system which is attuned to the present day realities and responsive to a dynamic future.”

He said the Uniting For Consensus was opposed, in principle, to addition of new individual permanent members to the council.