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?”
After Ghareeda it was Javed Ch's turn today. ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ This was brutal from SMQ on that 58 figure of UNHRC is wrong and all that propaganda. Look at the face of Javed Ch. ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥ pic.twitter.com/sllB8oe3QW— Hassan (@iahassan9) October 1, 2019
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.
Pakistan today also announces the delivery of a historic joint statement on behalf of over 50 countries to the UN Human Rights Council. For this, we asked that the Council immediately take the following steps #HRC42 pic.twitter.com/538RNc5je4— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) September 10, 2019
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.
I commend the 58 countries that joined Pakistan in Human Rights Council on 10 Sept reinforcing demands of int community for India to stop use of force, lift siege, remove other restrictions, respect & protect Kashmiris' rights & resolve Kashmir dispute through UNSC resolutions.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 12, 2019
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."