Pakistan has reacted to some tall claims made by India about its role in international affairs in a video released Sunday timed with New Delhi’s assumption of a non-permanent seat on the Security Council, saying it stands in violations of the 15-member body’s resolutions and UN Charter principles.
“It’s true colours will be revealed during its 2-year tenure on the Security Council,” Ambassador Munir Akram said of India, when asked by APP to comment on its assertion that India was a voice of reason and votary of international law.
“Indians are all talk,” the Pakistani envoy said, adding, “Let’s see how well they serve the developing countries!”
Read more: Pakistan’s envoy: India to use UNSC membership to obfuscate terrorism
On its part, he said Pakistan is doing this in action — Prime Minister Imran Khan’s debt initiative, creation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), 10-point priority financing agenda, halting illicit financial flows from developing countries and sustainable infrastructure investment facility.
Those initiatives, he added, came from Pakistan.
Story to Watch in 2021:#India is back on the UNSC as a non-permanent member for the 8th time.
India's outlook on UN could lead to cooperation with the Biden administration and give it a forum to air its grievances with #China and policy towards Kashmir.
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) January 2, 2021
“What has India done?,” Ambassador Akram asked, pointing out that it opposed new SDRs and wider and longer debt suspension in the G20 (industrialized countries) discussions.
“It (India) has not opposed sanctions against Iran or US unilateral coercive measures against other developing countries,” the Pakistani envoy added.
“It’s proposals on U.N.Security Council reforms are undemocratic and self-serving, aiming to secure permanent membership of the Security Council and other advantages for itself,” he said.
India’s ‘state sponsorship of terrorism’
Sajjad Qazi also briefed about the recent terror attacks in Pakistan accusing New Delhi of financing and orchestrating the attacks to destabilize Pakistan.
In mid-November, Islamabad presented a trove of dossier extensively documenting India’s active planning, promoting, aiding, abetting, financing and execution of terrorist activities against Pakistan.
Read more: Op-ed: How India stifles dissent in the illegally-occupied Jammu and Kashmir State?
The dossier shared with media at a press conference in Islamabad by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the country’s Armed Forces spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar include banking transactions worth over $130 million, documents, and audio clips as well as details of contacts between members of India’s intelligence agency and militants and terrorist groups inside Pakistan, including Jamaat ul Ahrar, Baloch Liberation Army and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. New Delhi rejected the allegations.
Ambassador Sajjad Qazi noted that the dossier reveals that “Indian nexus with various terrorist outfits” is gradually deepening and New Delhi has “internalized terrorism” as an “instrument of state policy.”
Read more: Pakistan calls upon UN to urge India to drop fabricated case against Kashmiri leader Asiya Andrabi
Islamabad expects the international community will play its role for peace and stability in the region by “compelling India to immediately halt its state sponsorship of terrorism inside Pakistan,” he added.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk