Pakistan Questions India’s Bid For Permanent Seat In UNSC

New Delhi: Pakistan has criticised India’s attempt for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), calling it a ‘primary stumbling block’ for reforms.

Without naming India, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi criticized its suggestion to look for alternatives if the current negotiating process doesn’t make progress.

India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin had said on Tuesday: “If despite our best efforts, credible progress evades us once again, then we should not shy away from reviewing how we engage on this very important issue.”

“Those calling for a review of the IGN process, should instead review their own positions because the quest by some to gain permanent seats for themselves remains the primary stumbling block and this was clearly evident from our discussions, yesterday,” she said.

Interestingly, India, Brazil, Germany and Japan are pursuing permanent seats for themselves in the UNSC. Furthermore, many Arab and African nations are vying for representations in the ranks of the permanent numbers.

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