New Delhi, Dec 20: India’s envoy to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin has urged Pakistan to stop supporting terror groups such as LeT, JeM and invest more in spreading peace in the country. This has come a day after the NIA filed a charge sheet against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar in the Pathankot attack. Quoting Rumi, Akbaruddin warned Pakistan saying ‘what you sow will bear fruit’. Also Read - Former Pakistan Captain Javed Miandad Wants Spot-Fixers Hanged
“(We) need to remind ourselves of what Rumi said: What you sow will bear fruit. If you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but peace,” Akbaruddin said, ANI reported. Also Read - Clashes Erupt Between Police And Residents Outside Mosque in Pakistan's Karachi Amid Lockdown | Watch
Speaking at the United Nations Security Council, India’s permanent envoy to UN said that safe havens being provided to terrorists must be dealt with in order to bring sustainable peace in the country and around the world. Also Read - Covid-19 Impact: Pakistan Fears Economic Losses of Rs 2.5 Trillion & Unemployment Of 18.5 Million People
Akbaruddin’s speech at the UN was an evident indication to the various terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan with support from the country.
We need to address, as an imperative, support (to) terrorist groups like (the) Taliban, al-Qaida and its designated affiliates like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad, which operate outside the fabric of international law (and) draw from shadowy supporters outside Afghanistan,” he said.
A day after India filed charge sheet against JeM chief Masood Azhar, China has blocked India’s efforts to urge the UN to press international sanctions on Azhar by a committee that takes action against al-Qaida and its associates. Criticising China, he also blamed the “split” in the UN bodies for the organisation’s helplessness in dealing terrorism. China had earlier provided cover for Pakistan on the matter of issuing bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks.