Pakistan elected to UNHRC

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GENEVA – Pakistan has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the UN system.

Pakistan, which had the endorsement of the Asia Group, polled 171 votes, when 97 were required, reports The Express Tribune.

The Geneva-based Council is mandated to promote and protect human rights and prevent human rights violations.

The 47-member body is composed of 13 countries from Africa, 13from Asia, six from Eastern Europe, eight from Latin America and the Caribbean, and seven from Western Europe and other states. 

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