Pakistan: Pak wins UNSC Non-permanent seat
129 out of 193 votes in the UN General Assembly, exactly the two-third majority required to win the seat and India voted in favour of Pakistan.
Thus, this would be the seventh time Pakistan would serve on the Security Council, and the fourth time its term would overlap with India. India won its latest two-year term by securing a landslide 187 votes. Pakistan’s principal opponent in the Asia-Pacific region, Kyrgyzstan, won just 55. Guatemala and Morocco were the other members who joined the 15-member Security Council. There will be a second round of voting for two more seats.
India, which is already serving as a non-permanent member for the 2011-12 term voted for Pakistan, the two sides having made common cause on many issues at the UN, except Kashmir. Pakistan’s term will run from 2012-2013, overlapping with India for one year. Pakistan said that India had played a “major” role in supporting its successful bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.