Pakistan urges UNSC body to list three Indian nationals as terrorists

Pakistan urges UNSC body to list three Indian nationals as terrorists

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Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions committee to objectively and transparently list three Indian nationals as terrorists after Pakistan designated to participate in the financing, sponsorship and organization of terrorist activities.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Pakistan proposed to designate four Indian nationals, namely Venumadhav Dongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik and Angara Appaji, according to the UN 1267 sanctions list in 2019.

“These individuals were financing, sponsoring and organizing terrorism inside Pakistan by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including TTP, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and others. We are disappointed that Pakistan’s proposal to designate Venumadhav Dongara as a terrorist has been objected to, ” the spokesperson remarked.

However, she hoped that the listing requests of other three Indian nationals will be given due consideration by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee in an objective and transparent manner.

She said that taking advantage of the prolonged conflict in Pakistan’s neighbourhood, India had fomented terrorism inside Pakistan by providing training, financial and material support to terrorist groups to kill innocent people in Pakistan.

“These Indian nationals are now residing in India with impunity which vindicates Pakistan’s position that India is a state-sponsor of terrorism,” the spokesperson added.

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