Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC

01:34 PM | 26 Jan, 2021
Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC

NEW YORK – Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram has firmly opposed the addition of new permanent seats in the Security Council of the world body.

Addressing the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiations Framework during the 75th session of the UN, Akram highlighted that the creation of new permanent seats will defeat the purpose of Security Council reforms and make it less representative.

At the 1st meeting of the IGN today, I reiterated Pakistan’s principled position for a comprehensive United Nations Security Council reform. We are prepared to breathe new life in the IGN process but some want to kill it.

Pakistan and the UfC believe that the creation of new permanent seats will defeat the purpose of SC reform. This will make the Council less representative, less effective, and more divided, and will diminish the right of the vast majority of the @UN membership to serve on the Council, the statement added.

Munir Akram reiterated Pakistan’s principled position for comprehensive reforms of the Security Council which meets the interests of all member states.

The proposal of the United for Consensus (UfC) group to have twenty-one non-permanent seats would redress the deficit of equitable representation in the Security Council. Adding that, it also accommodates the interests of all groups including the African, the Arab, the OIC, and Small Island Developing States.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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