Basit said India’s aspirations for recognition as a global power notwithstanding, there are reasons enough to discredit this proposed direction of the process of UNSC reforms such as India’s conduct in relations with its neighbours and its continued violations of Security Council resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir.
"Pakistan hopes that the United States, which contributed immensely to the founding of the UN system and, in particular, its Charter principles will take a moral view and not base itself on any temporary expediency or exigencies of power politics" the statement concluded.
But Pakistan said it was willing to engage constructively with India and collectively work to dismantle terror machines.
“Pakistan is willing to engage with India. Pakistan has constructive approach and we feel collectively we can dismantle these terror machines," Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said as Obama categorically said Washington will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists.
(With PTI inputs)