Pakistan calls for more non permanent seats in UNSC to fix regional imbalance

UNITED NATIONS, May 3 (APP): Pakistan on Monday made a strong case for creating more non permanent seats in a restructured UN Security Council, saying such course would address the present regional imbalance in the 15 member body’s composition.

Speaking in the UN General Assembly’s panel on reforming the Security
Council, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said the “best way” to accommodate the legitimate regional and political aspirations of member states was to enlarge it in the non permanent category.

“If the Council has more elected members, its transparency, working
methods and engagement with the wider membership will improve commensurately,” the Pakistani envoy said in her remarks at a meeting of the stalled Inter governmental Negotiations (IGN) aimed at making the Security Council more representative and effective.