WISHING India well on its entry into the Security Council, Pakistans top diplomat at the United Nations pointed out that Pakistan had already made a bid for a Security Council seat in next years election. I think next year were trying for a Security Council seat and I believe that the Indians have said that they will support us there, Abdullah Hussain Haroon told PTI on Friday. We have announced in the Asian Group for a non-permanent seat next year, he added. India, which begins its two-year term in January 2011, would share the table for one year if Pakistan got elected with a 2/3rd majority vote of the General Assembly in October 2011. India, which has been on the Security Council six times before, has shared the table with Pakistan in 1968, 1977 and 1984. Haroon also pointed out that Pakistans support for India was rooted in the Asian Groups efforts to keep a united front. A year ago a couple of us met and said lets get the Asian Group working. All other groups had unanimous candidates. Asia always have a fight, Pakistans envoy said. As far as the Asian Group is concerned, this was an important act of faith and we had to see it that way, he added. Haroon underlined that he had a good relationship with the Indias envoy to the UN, Hardeep Singh Puri, which is often analysed by the media. Last month, Puri and Haroon attended together the semi-final and final matches of the Indo-Pak tennis duo, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, at the US Open. Ambassador Puri and I despite the occasional broadsides fired at us, have kept a good relationship, he said. All I can say is that everyone reciprocates and it gets further. Responding to whether Pakistan would support Indias bid for a permanent seat, Haroon rather cautiously replied, I think these things go one after another. Lets see where the world takes us. Three countries (India, Brazil and Germany) bidding for a permanent seat will be on the Council as non-permanent members for the next two years, and India is hoping that change comes in the next two years while it is already in the Council. Haroon noted that the newly elected countries would have a chance to prove themselves during their term. They have a year or two to prove what can be possible. Lets look at it again a year from now and Ill answer that question. Pointing out that there were already two European countries in the Permanent Five and one more permanent seat may open up for Europe - as the plan stands now - Haroon also asserted that Asia needed to have more permanent seats on the Council instead of just the one spot that India is contending for. I am in favour of Asia getting more seats, he said. I dont think to make it exclusively will make the club any better.