Qureshi is leading the Pakistani delegation at the 42nd UNHRC session in Geneva.
Earlier, during Pakistan’s address, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said the UNHRC must not remain "indifferent" to the situation in Kashmir.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi that the top UN rights body should not be embarrassed on the world stage by its inaction over the Kashmir issue
The UN rights office calls for international investigations into alleged war crimes and encourages member states to prosecute Sri Lankans suspected of war crimes in accordance with universal jurisdiction principles.
US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley yesterday announced the withdrawal of her country from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). China "disappointed" with the US decision.
Sources say that IPL franchisees have told the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to drop Chennai as a venue for matches, if the current political situation over Sri Lankan Tamils remains.
The US resolution against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations has been passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.
United Progressive Alliance's estranged ally the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday sprang a surprise by promising to support the government on whatever stand it takes on Sri Lankan Tamils issue at the UNHRC.
The UPA government is still working on a resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in a desperate last ditch effort to get the DMK back on board. But a breakthrough looks unlikely at the moment.
"The key takeaway from today is that the government's vulnerability to pressures from alliance partners goes up and its ability to negotiate a deal with DMK and the other alliance partners becomes even more critical for the safe survival of the government," believes AK Bhattacharya of Business Standard.
Hardening its stand on the Lankan Tamils issue, DMK today decided to pull out of the UPA government at the Centre for allowing "watering down" of the US resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC and not considering its suggestions on the matter.
The Indian Parliament on Tuesday witnessed repeated adjournments during Question Hour as DMK and AIADMK disrupted proceedings in both the Houses on the issues of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has hinted at a possible vote against Sri Lanka at a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) later in March. This comes barely a day after DMK chief M Karunanidhi warned of pulling out his ministers from the Cabinet over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
A Sri Lankan MP has demanded that the Indian delegationof MPs, scheduled to visit the island nation for a week from April 16 meet and talk to Tamils without any mediators.
Home Minister P Chidambaram has said there was "some ulterior motive" behind continuance of the protest against the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam despite assurance from the government that it is safe.