Watch: Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi Loses It After Journalist Questions Fake UNHRC Claim

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 October 2019, 02:20 PM
Qureshi said that Pakistan got joint statement on behalf of over 50 countries(Photo tweeted by @SMQureshiPTI)
Qureshi said that Pakistan got joint statement on behalf of over 50 countries(Photo tweeted by @SMQureshiPTI)

An interview between Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and journalist Javed Chaudhary turned into a spat when Qureshi was asked about a tweet in which he claimed that Pakistan got the support of more than 50 nations at the UNHRC against India on Kashmir. After being cornered over making a goof-up about the number of countries in the UNHRC, Qureshi was presented the printed copy of his tweet. Agitated over Javed, Qureshi said, “I still own it.” He further asked Javed Chaudhary, “Are you sitting here with a fixed agenda?”

Earlier in a tweet, Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that Pakistan got historic joint statement on behalf of over 50 countries to the UN Human Rights Council.

However, the UNHRC has only 47 members."The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights," the UNHRC website reads. 

Moreover, Pakistan PM Imran Khan had also tweeted categorically mentioning that 58 countries that joined Pakistan in Human Rights Council.

Reacting to Khan's tweet, Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, had said, "The list of countries, you have to ask them - we do not have the list. You have to understand that UNHRC has 47 members, they have gone beyond that. Pakistan is trampling its own minorities."  

First Published: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 01:59 PM
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