U.N. Review Praises Pakistan’s Rights Record

This week the U.N. Human Rights Council examined, as part of its periodic review of all countries,  the human rights situations in two countries with highly questionable records, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Both attracted the greatest interest of the session, with 99 states wanting to speak on Sri Lanka and 89 for Pakistan. Friends and foes alike took the floor.

On Pakistan, several countries — including the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and Canada — rightly pointed out ongoing violations concerning women’s rights, minority rights and blasphemy laws.

Amazingly, however, while the purpose of the “Universal Periodic Review” mechanism is to scrutinize governments in order to improve the lives of victims, many of the others took the floor solely to praise Pakistan. From the U.N. summary:

  • Cuba praised Pakistan’s “numerous achievements in promoting human rights.”
  • Venezuela praised Pakistan for “efforts to address challenges, particularly in the areas of the human rights of women, children, health, education, poverty and social exclusion, notwithstanding its economic limitations and natural disasters.”
  • Bolivia commended Pakistan for “the ratification of core international human rights instruments.” It appreciated “progress made in enacting a number of laws to eradicate the conditions that impede the enjoyment of the human rights of women.”
  • China noted “legislative and administrative measures to advance the rights of women and children, to strengthen its education and public health systems and promote harmony of different religious groups.”
  • North Korea commended Pakistan for “creating an enabling environment for the promotion of human rights, such as independent judiciary, free media and a vibrant civil society.”
  • Burma commended Pakistan for its “enactment of legislation to promote and protect women’s rights.”
  • The Palestinian Authority commended “the enacting of legislations to strengthen the role of women in society and the steps taken to empower the National Commission on women and children.”
  • Iran praised Pakistan’s efforts to “enhance the socio-economic situation of its citizens and increase respect for human rights. It praised the progress made in improving the living conditions of the people.”
  • Algeria noted Pakistan’s “commitment through the adoption of important laws to the protection of women.”
  • Lebanon appreciated Pakistan’s “policy to promote human rights, pluralism, justice and the rule of law. It appreciated “legislative reforms for promotion of economic and social development of women.”

See next post on Sri Lanka.

1 Response to “U.N. Review Praises Pakistan’s Rights Record”

  • For your kind information, Osama Bin Laden was found in Pakistan eating good food and living a peaceful life, right under the nose of Pakistani Military, after planning and executing one of the most dastardly acts in human history – the 9/11 in US. Pakistan is a country with fundamental internal contradictions. Pakistan is puppet of US. Pakistan gets/receives hefty financial aid and donations from the US on the strength of which it lives and builds nuclear weapons, buys armaments, and distributes free food and shelter to its Mullah’s/religious leaders who eventually become free to engage in useless Islamic clamor, day in and day out. Pakistan is a safe haven for dreaded criminals such as for example Dawood Ibrahim, among several others.
    All the handlers of the 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai were from Pakistan. The Jewish Chabad House building was attacked by Pakistani criminals (terrorists) and six of its occupants, including Jew Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, who was five months pregnant, were killed during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistani Islamic terrorists. Pumping bullets from AK 47 guns into the body of a pregnant woman and her baby (in her womb) intentionally of course is Jihad, the understanding of Jihad. Pakistani men do not have any guts and are cowards who cannot stand on their own merits and only engage in a policy of appeasement of the West (Europeans, etc).
    Pakistan should have hanged to death Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for the gruesome murder of Rivka and her unborn child; however, he also lives like Osama Bin Laden lives in great style with the best of food made to available eat courtesy Pakistani Government, the ISI and Military. If some countries praise them for their Human Rights records, they praise them for these above activities.
    Pakistan is a gutless cowardly spineless nation.

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