Pakistan gameplan to designate Indians as terrorists by UN continues

Pakistan gameplan to designate Indians as terrorists by UN continues
Under global pressure for its poor record in failing to dismantle terror infrastructure on its own soil, Pakistan on Wednesday continued its gameplan—that was initially reported last year—of trying to urge Indian nationals designated as terrorists by the UN.

On Wednesday, Islamabad, in a politician statement, named four Indian nationals and accused them of completing terrorism against Pakistan, acknowledging that its efforts to urge one among them designated had been rejected at the UN recently.

The Pakistani move is known to be a desperate retaliatory one to level false allegations after India had managed to urge Pakistan-based terrorist and JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a worldwide terrorist by the UN in May last year.

Pakistan identified the four Indian nationals as Venumadhav Dongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji, and accused them of completing terrorist activities against Pakistan. Islamabad also conceded that its proposal against Dongara had been recently rejected at the “UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee”. consistent with media reports last year, Dongara had earlier worked as an engineer on transmission lines in Afghanistan while Mistry had worked in Afghanistan as a cook.

In a statement on Wednesday, Islamabad claimed, “Pakistan had proposed the designation of 4 Indian nationals in 2019 under the United Nations 1267 Sanctions List, namely Venumadhav Dongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji. These individuals were financing, sponsoring and organising terrorism inside Pakistan by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including TTP, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar et al. .” It further said these Indian nationals were now residing in India.

Islamabad added, “We are disappointed that Pakistan’s proposal to designate Venumadhav Dongara as a terrorist has been objected to. Pakistan hopes that the listing requests of other three Indian nationals are going to be given due consideration by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee in an objective and transparent manner.”

It may be recalled that India had managed to urge Pakistan-based terrorist and JeM chief Masood Azhar designated a s a worldwide terrorist by the UN in May last year year after China dropped its objections to the move.

It may even be recalled that during a major setback for Islamabad and vindication of India’s position in February this year, global anti-terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had decided at its plenary meet in Paris to still keep Pakistan within the FATF’s greylist a minimum of for a couple of more months after warning Islamabad of stern action if it fails to see flow of cash to terror groups just like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and therefore the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).(FA9News)

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