'Pakistan made up the numbers': India on Islamabad claiming support of 58 countries at UNHRC  

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Oct 04, 2019, 07:38 PM(IST)

File photo: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photograph:( AFP )

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi lost his cool in an interview to a Pakistani channel when asked about the names of the 58 countries who Islamabad claimed backed them at UN HRC. 

India on Friday said that Pakistan "made up the number" of 58 countries it claimed backed Islamabad at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva in September. 

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar at the weekly presser said, "I haven't seen the list.. this is a question should be addressed to them and this is something they have been claiming since the beginning. I don't think they have been able to show this list of countries"

"I saw this interview in which somebody asked about the list of countries and they were not able able to produce. Sometimes they make up the number, which they did, at a time people are asking the list, they don't have," he added.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi lost his cool in an interview to a Pakistani channel when asked about the names of the 58 countries who Islamabad claimed backed them at UNHRC. 

Pakistan also failed to muster any support to table a resolution on Kashmir at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

On Pakistan PM urging protestors to cross the line of control or LOC, MEA called it "provocative and irresponsible" language by a person who occupies "high constitutional office" and does not know how "to conduct international relations".

"It's not normal behaviour," he added.

On Pakistan going to United Nations security council so that 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed can get basic expenses, MEA said, "One country gives an application on the behalf of global terrorist to UNSC Sanctions committee so that he can get pocket money. They give application for pocket money and then they say why we don't trust them when they say they acting on terrorist. This is the duplicity we talk about"

Pakistani government in its request said Saeed is the sole supporter of his four-member family. The development came just a day before Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed to United Nations General Assembly.

Saeed who worked as an assistant professor in University of engineering technology in Lahore retired in 1999 and was drawing a pension of Pakistan RS 45700 through Habib bank. However, his bank account was blocked after UNSC listed him, freezing his assets.

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