GENEVA: Pakistan’s everlasting consultant to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi mentioned on Tuesday that Pakistan would successfully reply to any Indian aggression after repeated threats to hold out surgical strikes by the nation’s jap neighbor.
“All I can say to them is: don’t underestimate Pakistan’s resolve and capability to defend itself.”
“Any aggression or intervention will meet an identical and efficient response from our armed forces and the folks of Pakistan,” added Lodhi whereas taking part in a debate on the annual report of UN Secretary-Normal on the work of the organisation.
“India claims, falsely, to have performed a so-called ‘surgical strike’ throughout the Line of Management. This declare, and India’s repeated threats to conduct such ‘strikes’ throughout the LOC, represent flagrant violations of the UN Constitution’s injunction in opposition to the use or risk of use of pressure,”
She additional mentioned that this gives Pakistan adequate purpose to reply in an train of its proper to self-defence.
She additionally questioned if Indian leaders had been attempting to impress a battle with Pakistan by making such false claims and blatant threats.
She additionally urged the world physique to take “pressing” motion to prevail on India to manage its threatening behaviour.
Lodhi added that India has resorted to every day violations of the ceasefire settlement alongside the Line of Management (LoC) to divert worldwide consideration from its atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Describing the persevering with Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir as a travesty of justice, legislation and morality, the Pakistani envoy mentioned the folks of Indian occupied Kashmir nonetheless awaited the implementation of quite a few Safety Council resolutions, adopted some 70 years in the past, that promised them their inalienable proper to self-determination.
India has used brutal and indiscriminate pressure to suppress the heroic indigenous freedom motion in opposition to the occupation, she mentioned, noting that lots of of harmless, unarmed Kashmiris had been martyred within the latest wave of protests; numerous others have been blinded and maimed by pellet weapons, in what had extensively been described as the primary “mass blinding” in human historical past.
Indian atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir, she mentioned, had been well-documented by worldwide human rights organisations, however India defended them.
“It doesn’t categorical regret for the acts of the perpetrators of those struggle crimes. It rewards them with nationwide honours.,” mentioned Ambassador Lodhi
“But, these common beliefs are being violated, in plain sight of the worldwide group, in Palestine, in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and elsewhere.”
“The one terrorism in Kashmir is India’s state terrorism,” she mentioned.
Pakistan, mentioned Lodhi, had been on the frontlines within the combat in opposition to terrorism, with its navy marketing campaign, involving over 200,000 troops, having crushed and eradicated terrorist teams within the nation’s frontier areas and its cities and cities.
“Regardless of paying a heavy worth Pakistan would proceed this combat till its goals had been achieved.”
The Pakistani envoy known as for comprehensively addressing terrorism in all its types.
“Extremist ideologies have to be challenged and countered,” she mentioned.
Through the years, Lodhi mentioned, peacekeeping had remained the UN’s flagship enterprise for battle prevention, mediation and sustaining peace.
“Pakistan, as one of many world’s prime troop contributing nation, was proud to have performed its half in bringing hope to the lives of thousands and thousands of individuals, caught up in battle the world over.”
“This yr alone, 5 Pakistani peacekeepers had paid the last word sacrifice to uphold worldwide peace and safety,” she added.
Pakistani peacekeepers, she mentioned, had at all times displayed the best requirements of professionalism and conduct.
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