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Indian hegemonic designs a serious threat to peace: Maleeha Lodhi

In a statement issued, Ambassador Lodhi said Kashmiris have to decide their destiny on their own, adding that the UNSC should take notice of illegal acts of India in the occupied Kashmir. She stressed that the situation in occupied Kashmir is very serious, therefore, the UNSC should play its role in addressing the Kashmir issue as per resolutions passed by it.

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Pakistan permanent envoy to United Nations (UN) Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should resolve Kashmir conundrum as part of its resolutions.

In a statement issued on Friday, Ambassador Lodhi said Kashmiris have to decide their destiny on their own, adding that the UNSC should take notice of illegal acts of India in the occupied Kashmir. She stressed that the situation in occupied Kashmir is very serious, therefore, the UNSC should play its role in addressing the Kashmir issue as per resolutions passed by it.

Dr Lodhi said Kashmiris have been completely disinherited and now the Indian government is planning a demographic change to take away from them their majority status in their own region.

This is critical for our own people, as well as for our neighborhood and indeed for the rest of the world,” she said, adding the crime-terrorist nexus varies across different contexts.

Referring to the UN secretary general’s statement that Jammu and Kashmir should not be altered, she said, it was an important statement and the council members will be guided by that.

On August 14, in her remarks at the Independence Day ceremony, she said: “you are not alone. Every Pakistani stands by the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. We will use every political & diplomatic option to secure justice and freedom for our brothers and sisters in occupied J & K”

Global Efforts Vital to Root out Organized Crimes, Terrorism: Lodhi

Earlier in July, Dr Lodhi had said that efforts were needed at the global level to curb organized crimes and terrorism.

She had said that the crimes are a key source in assisting the terrorist groups, adding that the international community will have to work out organized planning to counter menaces. “We need to counter the reason rather than symptoms,” she had said.

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She had stressed that the international community should pay attention to the ongoing barbarity and state terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir. She had made it clear that the UN institutions engaged in eliminating terrorism should not become a tool for promoting the interests of a few countries.

Speaking at the UNSC’s open debate on ‘Threats to International Peace and Security: Linkage between International Terrorism and Organized Crime’ debate, ambassador Lodhi had said Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies have played a pivotal role in the anti-drug campaign despite their limited resources.

She pointed out that an integrated and comprehensive anti-terrorism policy has been evolved through the national action plan in Pakistan.

She had explained that Pakistan has made remarkable achievements in the war on terror. “We will continue to play our role to sever the vicious link between terrorism and organized crime in our region,” Ambassador Lodhi said.

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“This is critical for our own people, as well as for our neighborhood and indeed for the rest of the world,” she said, adding the crime-terrorist nexus varies across different contexts, with several common areas of confluence, including financing tools, recruiting vulnerable youth and operating in areas outside government control.

“Being one of the principal victims of terrorism, Pakistan’s resolve to eliminate this scourge is clear and unwavering,” she had said.

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