UN report on Afghanistan: Pakistan remains epicentre of international terrorism, says India

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 3rd of June 2020 12:17 AM

New Delhi: Reacting to the United Nations’ report found that Pakistan-based terror outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba are engaged in trafficking fighters into Afghanistan, India on Tuesday said that the report vindicates its long-standing position that Pakistan remains the epicentre of international terrorism.

“The international community should hold Pakistan accountable and seek sustained, verifiable and irreversible action by Pakistan against terrorism. India will continue to contribute and support all efforts towards securing peace, security and stability in Afghanistan,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a statement.

"Pakistan has failed in fulfilling its international obligations, including under relevant UNSC resolutions and the Financial Action Task Force, to put an end to support to terrorism emanating from territories under its control," the MEA spokesperson asserted.

That proscribed terrorist entities and individuals continue to enjoy safe havens and recruit, train, arm, finance and operate with impunity from Pakistan with state support. They inflict violence and spread terrorism in the region and other parts of the world, he added.

"We note with serious concern presence of senior leadership of UN-designated terrorist organisation Al Qaida and its affiliates in Afghanistan as well as a large number of foreign terrorist fighters, including up to 6500 Pakistan nationals operating in Afghanistan," the MEA spokesperson added.

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