Pakistan condemns India’s obstructionist behaviour, hatred at UNSC

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2021. 04:05 pm
Pakistan condemns India's obstructionist behavior, hatred at UNSC

Pakistan has condemned “obstruction measures” and hatred after India’s attempt to prevent Pakistan from once again participating in the UN Security Council debate on the situation in Afghanistan.

According to the report, India, the current president of the Security Council, allowed the ambassador of the Ashraf Ghani government to be part of the emergency meeting.

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan submitted their petitions under UN Security Council Rule 37, which allows a non-member country to address the council.

The two countries are not members of the current council, which has five permanent and 10 non-permanent members. Earlier, India had also blocked Iran.

Pakistan’s request to attend the emergency meeting on Monday was the second such request submitted this month, which was rejected by India.

Although other members are consulted in this regard, the final decision is made by the President of the Council.

Later, Munir Akram, Pakistan’s future envoy to the United Nations, said in a news briefing that India’s refusal was deeply regrettable.

“We believe that Pakistan’s participation at this crucial juncture in Afghanistan’s destiny is important,” he said.

He said that India allowed Afghanistan through the same role which is not part of 15 countries at present but stopped Iran and Pakistan.

He said that India’s biased and obstructive measures were an example of its hatred for Pakistan, adding that it intended to continue the conflict in Afghanistan and from there sponsor terrorism against Pakistan.

On the other hand, Ghulam Ishaqzai, Afghanistan’s envoy to the United Nations, spoke of the fear that has gripped Kabul and other Afghan cities.

He said Kabul residents were saying that the Taliban had started conducting house-to-house searches in some areas of the city, writing down people’s names and searching for people on their target list.

He said that reports of targeted killings and looting were also being received in the capital Kabul.

The Pakistani envoy said that the Afghan envoy was a respected comrade but the person who had appointed him had fled Afghanistan so it was not known on whose behalf he was attending the Security Council meeting.

“If Pakistan had spoken in the council, we would have informed it of our efforts to facilitate the evacuation of diplomats, representatives of international organizations and others from Afghanistan,” he said.

He added that Pakistan had always believed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and was working for a comprehensive political settlement in Afghanistan.

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