NEW YORK (Online) – Pakistan has lost election on Asian seat of UN Human Rights Council (HRC) while Mongolia, Kirghizstan UAE , Korea, Philippines have been elected as members of HRC for next three years.

Pakistan is elected member of UNHRC since the last three years. Tenure of 18 seats of this 47-member council is going to expire on December, 31.

As many as seven countries including Pakistan were contenders for five seats of Asian countries which will fall vacant on December 31.

A 193-member UN General Assembly elects these members through voting.

Diplomatic sources said the defeat of Pakistan against highly non functional Mongolia is being taken as unexpected. Change of Pakistan ambassador in Geneva and growing ties between Pakistan and China can be the reasons behind Pakistan’s defeat.