Pakistan opposes individual permanent members addition to Security Council
Ambassador Masood Khan says the size of Council and its working methods are directly linked to its efficiency.
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.