Pakistan opposes India’s Permanent membership to Security Council


Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaj Sharif’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that India does not quality for permanent membership of Security council.

He said that India has been violating UNSC  resolutions on matters of International peace and security regarding the Jammu & kashmir issue and thus don’t qualify for the permanent membership of the security council.

He said that Pakistan supports reformed Security Council that represents the positions and collective interests of all member states and not just a few.

He also opposed India’s venture to become a member to the 48 member Nuclear Supplies Group (NSG).

Hours after US President Barack Obama’s second visit to India concluded, Aziz opposed the Indo-US nuclear deal.

He said that Pakistan is opposed to yet another country-specific exemption from NSG rules to grant membership to India, as this would further compound the already fragile strategic stability environment in South Asia, would further undermine the credibility of NSG and weaken the non-proliferation regime.

During his visit to India, Obama assured his support for a reformed UN Security Council with India as a permanent member.