Pakistan wants designation of 3 Indians on UN terror list: foreign ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-24 22:34:29|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Wednesday expressed the hope that the United Nations would designate three Indian nationals as global terrorists for their involvement in terrorism in Pakistan.

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said that "Pakistan had proposed the designation of four Indian nationals in 2019 under the United Nations 1267 Sanctions List, namely VenumadhavDongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji."

"These individuals were financing, sponsoring and organizing terrorism inside Pakistan by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan), Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (the Taliban's splinter group) and others," Aisha Farooqui, spokesperson for the Pakistani foreign ministry said.

Farooqui said in a statement that Pakistan is disappointed that its proposal to "designate VenumadhavDongara as a terrorist has been objected to."

"Pakistan hopes 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.

"Taking advantage of the prolonged conflict in our neighborhood, India has fomented terrorism inside Pakistan by providing training, financial and material support to terrorist groups to kill innocent people in Pakistan," Farooqui said, adding these Indian nationals are now residing in India with impunity which "vindicates Pakistan's position that India is a state-sponsor of terrorism." Enditem

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