At the United Nations, Pakistan has opposed addition to new individual permanent members in the Security Council.

Speaking at inter-governmental negotiations on restructuring of the Security Council, Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Masood Khan said we want a smart, not a bloated, Council.

Masood Khan said the main rationale for increasing the size of the Council is to ensure equitable representation by addressing the regional imbalance and under-representation that exists in the Council’s current composition.

India, Brazil, Germany and Japan are pushing for permanent seats in an expanded council.

Pakistan supports Italy-Columbia proposal that would create a new category of members, not permanent members, with three to five years duration and a possibility to get re-elected.

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