Under India-US stress, Pakistan urges associate international locations to take ‘objective view’ of peace, safety points


Islamabad, September 15

Under stress from the US and India to behave in opposition to terror teams working on its soil and to deliver to justice the perpetrators of terror assaults, together with the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot carnages, Pakistan on Tuesday urged associate international locations to take an goal view to the problems of peace and safety in South Asia. 

The US and India final week denounced the usage of terrorist proxies and strongly condemned cross-border terrorism in all its varieties. They exchanged views on threats posed by UN-sanctioned terrorist entities and emphasised the necessity for concerted motion in opposition to all terrorist networks, together with al-Qaeda, ISIS/Daesh, Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and Hizb-ul Mujahideen.

The two international locations held the 17th assembly of the India-US Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the third session of the India-US Designations Dialogue just about on September 9-10.

During the assembly, the 2 sides underlined the pressing want for Pakistan to take rapid, sustained, and irreversible motion to make sure that no territory underneath its management is used for terrorist assaults, and to expeditiously deliver to justice the perpetrators of such assaults, together with 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot.

The US additionally reiterated its help for the individuals and authorities of India within the struggle in opposition to terrorism.

In its response to the US-India joint assertion of September 10, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday stated it will be significant that associate international locations take an goal view of the problems of peace and safety in South Asia and chorus from endorsing positions which might be divorced from floor realities.

“Our serious concerns and rejection of the unacceptable reference to Pakistan in the afore-mentioned Joint Statement have been conveyed to the US side,” the overseas workplace stated in an announcement.

During the digital assembly final week, India and the US additionally shared details about their priorities and procedures for pursuing sanctions and designations in opposition to terrorist teams and people, significantly in mild of current legislative modifications in India.

The Paris-based international anti-money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) put Pakistan on the gray checklist in June 2018 and requested Islamabad to implement a plan of motion to curb cash laundering and terror financing by the top of 2019, however the deadline was prolonged later as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic.

Seeking to wriggle out of the FATF’s gray checklist, Pakistan final month imposed monetary sanctions on 88 banned terror teams and their leaders, together with 26/11 Mumbai assault mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

With Pakistan’s continuation within the “grey list”, will probably be tough for the nation to get monetary help from the IMF, World Bank, ADB, and the European Union, thus additional enhancing issues for the nation which is in a precarious monetary scenario.

—PTI



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