Pakistan committed to UN charter: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on 68th anniversary of the establishment of the Untied Nations has said that Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to the principles and ideals enshrined in the UN Charter.

He said Pakistan reiterates the importance and validity of this global forum for its role in promoting world peace, security and prosperity.

In a message on the United Nations Day celebrated on October 24, the Prime Minister said that as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Pakistan had made every effort to strengthen the role of diplomacy in resolving conflicts and helping build states in post-conflict situations.

“In all instances, we have upheld the primacy of the UN Charter,” he said, adding “At this occasion, we renew our pledge to continue playing constructive role towards the realization of a peaceful and stable world through our efforts at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels, including the United Nations.”

Pakistan is the largest troop contributor to the UN peacekeeping forces, thereby playing a major role in the United Nations’ efforts towards maintaining international peace and security.

Pakistan also lends strong support to the efforts of the United Nations towards formulation of post-2015 Development Agenda that identifies benchmarks for poverty alleviation, sustainable development and social inclusion.