NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Friday delivered a dossier on India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
These follow three dossiers shared with the UN in October, and contain additional information and proof of Indian interference in Pakistan and involvement in terrorism.
Lodhi also briefed the UN chief on the extent of the interference, especially the deployment of Indian special forces in the districts of Pukhwara and Rajori along the Line of Control and Working Boundary.
Along with the dossier was a letter addressed to the UN chief from the Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz who asked the world body to restrain India from interfering in and destabilizing Pakistan.
Sartaj Aziz noted that the arrest of Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav from Balochistan and his confessional statement admitting involvement in activities aimed at destabilizing Pakistan, and support to terrorist elements vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding position about India’s involvement in such activities.
He noted that India was carrying out these activities in clear contravention of the UN Charter and the resolutions of the UN Security Council on counter-terrorism and international conventions on terrorism, and the hostile intentions towards Pakistan were borne out by recent statements of the political and military leadership.
The adviser added that Pakistan had made a major contribution to global counter terrorism efforts and secured significant gains in its domestic fight against terrorism.
This achievement had come at a great national cost including the lives lost of thousands of civilians and security forces personnel, but India’s actions have threatened to undermine these gains.
He urged the Secretary-General and relevant United Nations bodies to seriously consider the matter in the light of information shared by Pakistan and play a role in restraining India activities, which were in clear violation of international law and posed a threat to regional and international peace and security.
A statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Friday said that Pakistan continues to desire peace with all its neighbours including India.
“It is convinced that the common objectives of economic development and prosperity for our people can best be promoted through regional cooperation, conflict resolution and peaceful settlement of disputes”.
At the same time, however, it said that Pakistan will resolutely defend its territorial integrity and take all necessary measures to counter any threat to its security.