Mushahid Hussain Syed, chairman of the Pakistan China Institute, says it is not good news, India to head UN Security Council committees.
India’s past record shows that it has always sought to assert its intentions against Pakistan and China instead of neutrality.
He added that the Taliban Sanction Committee, which is based in Afghanistan, and the Counter Terrorism Committee, which India will head in 2022, Are both fundamental interests of Pakistan. India has been opposing Pakistan on both these issues.
India now has the opportunity to join the Afghan peace process through the back door.
He said that in Afghanistan, Pakistan has played a key role in the dialogue between the United States and the Taliban on the one hand and the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban on the other. India may seek to undermine these fundamental interests.
He said it was in India’s interest not to have lasting peace in Afghanistan so that it could use the land against its enemies and target China’s plans in Pakistan.
India has recently been given the opportunity to chair three different committees in the UN Security Council for two years. These committees include the Taliban Sanction Committee, the Counter Terrorism Committee and the Libya Sanction Committee.
About Pakistan China Institute
Launched on 1st October 2009, under the Chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain, Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) is the first of its kind non-governmental, non-partisan and non-political think-tank.
Pakistan-China Institute aims to take up a leading role in generating discussions and analysis on multiple aspects of the diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, as well as the entire region.
In the Asian Century, the need for a platform that fosters people-to-people contact in the region is crucial. An integral part of PCI’s mission is to serve as a resource to all those who seek a better understanding of the changing dynamics of regional relations, particularly in relation to Pakistan and China.