India actively promoting terrorism in Pakistan: UN panel told


Pakistan has told a UN Security Council Arria-Formula meeting that India was “actively” sponsor-ing terrorism against it, but warned that Islamabad would continue to counter those terrorist threats effectively.

Speaking in a debate on ‘Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Transnational Activi-ties of Terrorist Groups’, Pakistani delegate Muhammad Jawad Ajmal said that the “country concerned” – without naming India – had also poli-ticized all international forums at the multilateral level to carry out a “venomous and malicious campaign” against its adversaries.

The Council’s Arria-Formula meeting was con-vened by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kenya. The format is named after a former Vene-zuelan Ambassador to the UN, Diego Arriva. It is a consultation process which affords members of the Security Council the opportunity to hear persons in an informal setting, APP reported.

Pakistan, he said, was one of the biggest victims of terrorism, having sacrificed more than 80,000 lives and sustained enormous damage to fight and defeat the scourge.

“Let there be no doubt that we will continue to effectively counter these attempts as we have done in the past,” Ajmal, a first secretary at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, told the meeting. He said the “same country” had no regard for human life, suf-fering and fundamental freedoms.—APP


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