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- Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - From Print Edition


UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Monday was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the UN system for the third time.


Pakistan, which had the endorsement of the Asia Group, polled 171 votes, when 97 were required. 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, 13 from Asia, six from Eastern Europe, eight from Latin America and the Caribbean, and seven from Western Europe and Other States.