Pak get only China’s backing at UNSC

Pak get only China’s backing at UNSC


With only China 'openly favouring' Pakistan at the United Nations Security  Council, a leading Pakistani newspaper has  commented that the top organ of the world body's current composition does not seem to favour Islamabad as the Council discusses India's revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's  special status.

The UN Security Council held a rare meeting on Kashmir on Friday after India revoked the special status, sparking a fresh row with Pakistan.

The meeting took place behind closed doors with only the five permanent members and the 10 non-permanent members attending..

India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution regarding the status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and  advised Pakistan to accept that reality.

The Pakistani newspaper Dawn noted that the country's UN envoy, Ms.  Maleeha Lodhi, and her team have been tirelessly working since early this month to sensitise the UN members on how India's decision to revoke Kashmir's special status threatens South Asia's peace and stability.

'But the council's current composition does not seem to favour Pakistan,' it commented.

Friday's consultative meeting was called by China, Pakistan's all-weather ally,