Envoy: (Pakistan calls for protecting civilians in armed conflicts)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians by both state and non-state actors in ongoing armed conflicts.

Speaking in a debate in the UN Security Council, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Maleeha Lodhi called for strengthening accountability measures to ensure compliance with international humanitarian law.

She said tens of thousands of people, including women, children and the elderly, have become tragic victims of conflicts and civilian casualties need for humanitarian assistance.