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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2009

Pakistan, India , Sri Lanka elected to new U.N. HR Council

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Islamabad, 10 May,(Asiantribune.com): Pakistan and India have been elected as members of the new United Nations Human Rights Council.

The 47-nation council will replace the Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights. The United States has refused to join the council.

Pakistan got 149 votes out of 191 in the United Nations General Assembly in the elections while India secured 173 votes.

India got maximum number of votes in the Asian group. Also elected from the Asian group were Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, South Korea and Indonesia. Japan and China got 158 and 146 votes respectively and were elected as members of the new council.

Indonesia got 165 votes followed by Bangladesh with 160 votes.

- Asian Tribune -

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