UN must call out India on its state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan

Islamabad has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to initiate immediate action against Indian agencies “sponsoring” terrorism against Pakistan. Contrary to the international community’s consensus of finding a political solution to the Afghan conflict, India wants to prolong it by supporting terrorist groups such as the Tehreek e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Jamatul Ahrar (JuA), Munir… Continue reading UN must call out India on its state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan

UN report vindicates Pakistan’s stance on cross-border terrorism

A new UN report on Daesh/ISIS and al-Qaeda vindicates Pakistan’s longstanding position on the threat of Afghan-based terrorist groups, according to Islamabad. Pakistan has long drawn the international community’s attention to how hostile intelligence agencies are helping Tehreek e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a major terrorist group, and its affiliates based in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said… Continue reading UN report vindicates Pakistan’s stance on cross-border terrorism

UN report: North Korea stole $300m in crypto to fund nuclear programmes

North Korea has stolen more than $300 million worth of cryptocurrencies through cyberattacks in recent months to support its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, a confidential UN report said. Compiled by a panel of experts monitoring sanctions on Pyongyang, the report said the country’s “total theft of virtual assets from 2019 to November 2020… Continue reading UN report: North Korea stole $300m in crypto to fund nuclear programmes

UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ in India protests

The UN Human Rights office urged demonstrators and the government Friday to “exercise maximum restraint” during farmers’ protest in India as police complained of tweets by Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg. “The rights to peaceful assembly and expression should be protected both offline and online,” the office tweeted regarding the issue that has turned… Continue reading UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ in India protests

UN chief calls upon Pakistan & India to resolve Kashmir dispute together

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Thursday called on nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to “come together and seriously discuss their problems” stemming from the unresolved Kashmir dispute, saying his good offices are always available for mediation. Replying to a question from APP correspondent Iftikhar Ali at his first press conference in 2021, the UN chief warned that… Continue reading UN chief calls upon Pakistan & India to resolve Kashmir dispute together

UN chief urges to respect peaceful protests, as Delhi protests go violent

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tuesday called for calm in the wake of violent clashes in New Delhi between the protesting Indian farmers and the police that left one person dead and many more injured. “As we say many of these cases, I think it’s important to respect peaceful protests, freedom of assembly and non-violence,” his… Continue reading UN chief urges to respect peaceful protests, as Delhi protests go violent

Pakistan warns against attempts to derail UNSC’s reform process

Pakistan has warned that attempts by the aspirants of permanent seats on the UN Security Council — India, Brazil, Germany, and Japan, known as G-4 — to railroad efforts to reform the 15-member body would kill the consensus-based process to make it more effective, representative and accountable. “The Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) remains the only credible… Continue reading Pakistan warns against attempts to derail UNSC’s reform process

Prime Minister Imran Khan proposes equitable COVID vaccine supply at UN

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday presented a five-point agenda to address the structural barriers in global prosperity, proposing equitable supply of COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries and suspension of debt repayments for most stressed countries until end of pandemic. The prime minister, in his keynote address at the fourth session of virtually held United Nations… Continue reading Prime Minister Imran Khan proposes equitable COVID vaccine supply at UN

UN chief calls for efforts to re-enhance education

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for stepping up efforts to reimagine education — training teachers, bridging the digital divide and rethinking curricula — to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to flourish in a rapidly changing world. “Let’s commit to promote education for all — today and every day,” the UN chief said… Continue reading UN chief calls for efforts to re-enhance education

Pakistan urges on UNSC to classify RSS as ‘terrorist’

Pakistan has urged the UN Security Council to designate “violent nationalist groups” including India’s hardline Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as proscribed outfits like other militant groups. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, laid out an “action plan” before the 15-member Security Council to tackle nationalist groups including the RSS, which is believed to be… Continue reading Pakistan urges on UNSC to classify RSS as ‘terrorist’