Global community must address Pak terror sanctuaries: India

Syed Akbaruddin United Nations

India has said that the international community should address the problem of sanctuaries for terrorists in Pakistan.

“The support and safe havens enjoyed from beyond Afghanistan’s borders by groups such as the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, Da’esh, as well as Al Qaeda and its proscribed affiliates, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, must be addressed,” India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin told the Security Council during its quarterly debate on Afghanistan.

“Peace and reconciliation cannot go forward in an atmosphere of terror. There is a surge of violence in Afghanistan in recent days, including threats to the election process. This has deepened apprehensions that acts of terror are being used to jockey for a place of advantage in the negotiating process,” Akbaruddin said.

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