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Pakistan calls for broadening range of UNSC sanctions
March 06, 2021

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At the United Nations, Pakistan has called for broadening the range of UN Security Council sanctions to include, among other new and lethal groups, India’s Hindu nationalist and fascist outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

The demand was made by Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram during the informal consultations in the UN General Assembly on reviewing and updating the 2006 strategy aimed at combating terrorism.

He said there is a need to enlarge the scope of the current UN Security Council sanctions regime, currently limited to Daesh and Al-Qaeda and their associates.

Munir Akram reaffirmed Pakistan’s pledge to continue working with the United Nations and other international partners to confront and defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

He said the current review should consider creating a special office in the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism to monitor the impact of religious and racial inequality, prevalence of racism, and the impact of supremist, neo-Nazis and Hindutva ideologies on the spread of terrorism and violent nationalism.

He said it should also elaborate the root causes of terrorism including the prolonged unresolved conflicts, foreign occupation, and denial of the right to self-determination, xenophobia and islamophobia.