KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan has been elected as the Chairperson of the Annual Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), said a Foreign Ministry statement on Thursday.  

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, will represent Islamabad as the chairperson of the CCW. 

The CCW represents an important arms control framework that envisages prohibitions and restrictions on certain conventional weapons that can cause unnecessary suffering to combatants or affect civilians indiscriminately. 

The Convention and its five Protocols strike a prudent balance between humanitarian concerns and legitimate military utility of certain categories

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