Whereas President Asif Zardari merely stated the official position on UN Security Council expansion during his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, but it could be wished that he had pointed out the obvious solution to the dangers he identified in the meeting. While expressing the considered opinion that 'in an age of democracy, rule of law, equality and accountability, there is need of a Security Council which is inclusive, transparent and accountable to the general membership. President Zardari also warned Secretary General Ban that religious harmony was fast eroding the world over. An obvious solution to this problem would be to include the Muslim world in the Security Council on a permanent basis. The permanent objection to that is the Muslim states would not be able to agree on a representative. However, if the matter was put to them, they would find a solution by discussion, by an exercise of the same values which should lead to an expansion of the Council. There must be no reversion to the original model of the UN, which was originally a body of the victors of World War II, and which was joined by colonies becoming free. Permanent membership of the Security Council has been restricted to the victors of the War, but India in particular has aspired to it, as a recognition of its great-power status, even though it is showing the same signs of eroding religious harmony that make it necessary to give the Muslim world representation on the Council. India should not be given representation on the Council because it refuses to obey its resolutions, most notably the one on Kashmir. Pakistan should not restrict itself to preventing India from becoming a permanent member of the Council, but should take the proactive position of promoting a Muslim state to be a member, not on the basis of chauvinism, but of principle. After all, the current permanent members represent Christianity in full, and the permanent membership should have other religions represented.