Pakistan's three disarmament-related resolutions garner overwhelming support in UNGA's panel

10:59 AM | 9 Nov, 2018
Pakistan's three disarmament-related resolutions garner overwhelming support in UNGA's panel
WASHINGTON - Three of Pakistan's draft resolutions on disarmament-related matters were adopted with overwhelming support by the UN General Assembly's main committee on Thursday.

The resolutions focused on regional disarmament, conventional arms control at regional and sub-regional levels as well as Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in the regional and sub-regional context.

In her comments, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations UN, Maleeha Lodhi, described the approval of the resolutions by the 193-member Assembly's Disarmament Committee with big support of member states as acknowledgement of Pakistan's commitment to promote the objectives of regional and global disarmament.

These resolutions, she added, represented Pakistan's contribution to furthering the goals of regional and global disarmament within the framework of the United Nations and demonstrated the country's commitment to strengthening international peace and security.

Under the terms of the draft resolution on "Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels", the General Assembly would decide to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at regional and subregional levels, while also recognizing the importance of equitable representation of women in arms control negotiations.

The text would have the Assembly request the Conference on Disarmament to consider the formulation of principles that can serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control, and looks forward to a report of the Conference on this subject.

The Committee approved the draft by a recorded vote of 179 in favour, with 2 abstentions. India was the only to cast a negative vote. The other two Pakistani resolutions on regional disarmament and CBMs at regional level were adopted by consensus.

Earlier, on November 1, the Committee adopted a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, entitled: "Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons", which would have the Assembly appeal to all States, especially nuclear-weapon States, to work actively towards an early agreement on a common approach and, in particular, on a common formula that could be included in an international legally binding instrument.

Also by the text, the Assembly would recommend that the Conference on Disarmament actively continues intensive negotiations with a view to reaching early agreement and concluding effective international agreements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of these armaments.

The Committee approved the draft as a whole by a vote of 122 in favour to none against, with 65 abstentions

"Disarmament and international security are in your hands and your actions as Member States result in consequences which we must all face," Ambassador Ion Jinga of Romania, who is the Chairman of the Committee, said in his closing remarks. "The manner in which you approach the Committee is the way in which it can help us all reach our common goals."

Citing the session's achievements, he said the Committee sent a total of 68 draft resolutions and decisions to the General Assembly, many approved by recorded votes. Of these, 26 were approved without a vote, accounting for a lower percentage compared with the 48 per cent approved by consensus during the Committee's seventy-second session.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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