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Pakistan has acknowledged the harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) and committed to action against it. 


As a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Pakistan aligned with World Humanitarian Summit Core Commitments to “Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity” in May 2016, including the commitment “to promote and enhance the protection of civilians and civilian objects, especially in the conduct of hostilities, for instance by working to prevent civilian harm resulting from the use of wide-area explosive weapons in populated areas, and by sparing civilian infrastructure from military use in the conduct of military operations.”[1]

Political declaration

Pakistan participated in the Vienna Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare on October 2019[2] and in the second round of consultations for a political declaration on the use of EWIPA in February 2020[3] but did not issue any statements or written submissions. 


[1] Agenda for Humanity. ‘Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’.

[2] INEW (2019). ’Vienna Conference Marks Turning Point as States Support Negotiation of an International Political Declaration on Explosive Weapons’.

[3] INEW (2020). ‘More than 70 States Engage in Discussions on Political Declaration’.

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