Pakistan seeks UN Security Council seat for 2025-26

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan initiated diplomatic efforts on Wednesday to secure a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2025-26 term. Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar hosted an Iftar dinner, engaging the diplomatic community to garner support for Pakistan’s bid, emphasizing the nation’s commitment to peace, equality, and justice. Dar highlighted Pakistan’s endorsement by the Asia-Pacific group and sought further international backing, stressing Pakistan’s dedication to fostering international peace, security, and multilateralism. Pakistan, aiming for its eighth term, faces no competition within the Asia-Pacific region for the seat. Dar also called for attention to global conflicts and the importance of resolving longstanding disputes, including those in Palestine and Kashmir, while reiterating Pakistan’s resolve against terrorism.–News Desk