ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said that Pakistan had always remained a steadfast supporter of United
Nations and the principle of its Charter and would continue to play its active role in its support.
The President said this while talking to President of UN General Assembly Ms. Maria Fernanda
Espinosa Garces, who called on him at the Awan-e-Sadr. Federal Minster for Foreign Affairs
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also present on the occasion.
President Dr Arif Alvi drew the attention of the UN General Assembly’s President to the atrocities
being committed by Indian security forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The President underlined that national agenda of Pakistan perfectly aligns with the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.
He said that Pakistan was proud to have contributed substantially to global peace through its
robust participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions. He emphasized that Pakistan would continue to
play its role to making this world a better, safer and more prosperous place for all.
Discussing the UN Security Council Reform, President Alvi underscored that it was an
important issue for all member states. He stressed that Pakistan wanted this reform process
to proceed on the basis of consensus which should be reflective of the aspiration of all
member states.
On the occasion, President UN General Assembly said that at the UN they were trying to make
this “Parliament of the World”, a body more relevant to the needs of the people around the world.
President Dr. Arif Alvi also commended the vision of President of UN General Assembly Ms.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces and hoped that UN would be further strengthened during her
tenure and would make considerable headway in conflict prevention and resolution, and in
addressing major outstanding issues on its agenda including Jammu & Kashmir.