Geneva: In an effort to draw the attention to the global terrorism that has its roots in Pakistan, minorities of the country staged a protest at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and displayed posters demanding the United Nations to take strict action against Islamabad. Also Read - Pakistan terrorism not to be discussed at BRICS: China
The posters were placed near the Broken Chair monument in Geneva during the ongoing 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The banners put up by Pakistan’s minority community members read- ‘Pakistan Army Epicenter of International Terrorism’.
“Since 9/11, Pakistan has been the epicentre of International Terrorism. The region of North Waziristan which borders Afghanistan used to be a hub of local and international terrorists linked to groups, including Al-Qaeda and Taliban as well as other terrorist networks,” states the statement made by NGO in Geneva.
The minorities have also claimed that the Pakistan government has been actively involved in the terrorist activities within the region and beyond by sponsoring the terrorist groups.
”The terrorists in Pakistan are able to organise, plan, raise funds, and operate easily in the country because of the lack of governance and political will to address the problem,” the minorities further said.
This year’s session in Geneva will continue till March 20 and will aim to assess the member nations’ progress towards human rights goals.