Islamabad, 6 September 2022 (TDI):  The Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan stated that the publication of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on Xinjiang’s human rights situation has been noted.

He gave these remarks in response to questions from the media. Pakistan respects the values of the UN Charter, including respect for political independence, sovereignty, and non-interference in the internal affairs of states.

Likewise, it was enunciated that, it is a responsible member of the UN and strongly committed to multilateralism.

Non-politicization, universality, objectivity, dialogue, and constructive engagement are the consistent positions adopted by the country as the primary tools for promoting universal respect for human rights.

Pakistan backs China’s efforts in Xinjiang for socioeconomic development, harmony, peace, and stability. Over the last 35 years, China has succeeded in lifting over 700 million people out of poverty.

As a result, China has improved the living conditions and fundamental human rights of the people of the region. Moreover, Pakistan values China’s constructive engagement.

This was pointed out with reference to the UN human rights system and the OIC General Secretariat as demonstrated by visits to China by the former High Commissioner for Human Rights and an OIC delegation.

In the same vein, it reaffirms its unwavering commitment to universalizing all human rights in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter.

Pakistan-China Ties

On May 21, 1951, Pakistan and China established diplomatic relations. This relationship has grown stronger with each passing day and year, thanks to the strength of its previous accomplishments.

Both countries’ leaders are committed to moving this relationship forward. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two have maintained close and friendly relations.

Pakistan was among the first to recognize the People’s Republic of China. The relationship has evolved into an “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership” over the years.

Moreover, it regards China as a close friend and partner, while China regards Pakistan as its “Iron Brother.”

The bilateral relationship between the two neighboring countries is characterized by mutual trust, respect, and goodwill.

There is a regular exchange of high-level visits between the two countries. Pakistan-China strategic cooperation has grown over the last several decades.