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Defying resolution on Kashmir disqualifies India for UNSC: FO.

ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam Thursday said that India violating UN resolution on Kashmir renders it disqualified for its permanent membership in UNSC.

Replying to queries in Foreign Office's weekly briefing to media persons here, she said that all UN members countries are concerned as far as reforms in the world body is concerned.

"Aspirations of all the countries are important," she added.

The spokesperson said that the body was formed for peace in the world and since its inception there were five permanent members in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) but realities has now changed in the world.

India has been continuously violating UN resolution on Kashmir. She wondered as how a country that has been violating UN resolutions could become permanent member of the UN Security Council.

"Pakistan supports reforms in the UN, a comprehensive reforms but not expansion of the UNSC's permanent membership," she said.

Since the late 1990s there have been many calls for reform of the UN. None of the member country has two opinions over whether to reform the UN; nevertheless, no consensus could be developed yet over the kind of reforms and expansion of the UN Security Council.

Last Week, when US President Obama was in New Delhi vowed to support India's bid for permanent member of the Security Council, a power full executive body having five permanent members with veto powers until now.

The US stance created a row of disturbance in Islamabad opposing permanent entry of India into the Security Council under the plea of human rights, UN resolution's continuous violation.

UNSC doesn't require specific qualification for its membership but it does need a consensus among the memberstates.

To a question, Tasneem Aslam said that China is a global power and its role for stability in the region is very important.

Over USIndia nuclear deal,, she made it clear that Pakistan was maintaining minimum deterrence in the conventional and non conventional weapons in the region. She also explained that Pakistan had threeprong strategy in the region that is conflict resolution, Nuclear and Missile restrained and conventional balance. She expressed reservations over the USIndia deals on conventional weapons.

She also pointed out that India has increased its defence budget upto 38.4 billion in US dollar which would have repercussions in the region.

Over evidence of foreign hands behind insurgency and insecurity in the country, she said, "We are not in business of allegations, we engaged countries concerned and would not propagate in media."

"Every one concern is aware of our concerns."

Over US war on terror, she said that Pakistan is engaged in counterterror efforts and understands that military mean alone is not sufficient, adding international community should also adopt the strategy.

To another question on India's ties with CARs or Far East Asia, the spokesperson said that Pakistan was not contacted yet and "We have our own ties with the US, we are discussing a long range cooperation under the strategic dialogue".

When she was asked as whether the Obama or Washington raised the issue LoC violation with India, Tasneem Aslam said that the US has not yet discussed with us but it is "our expectations that it would play a role in this connection".
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 30, 2015
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