India slammed its neighbour- Pakistan on Tuesday, for its role in providing a 'safe haven' to Dawood Ibrahim while addressing the UN Security Council. India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Syed Akbaruddin said that Ibrahim's criminal syndicate has mutated into a terrorist organisation - D Company.
Explaining the urgency of Pakistan to acknowledge Ibrahim's existence in the country doing various illegal economic activities, he said that it was an imminent problem in the Indo-Pak region.
Likening the UN Security Council's efforts to denude ISIL, Akbaruddin wished a similar effort would be taken up to subdue Dawood Ibrahim and his affiliate terror organizations like Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Toiba which are listed as affiliates of Al-Qaeda, under the 1267 sanctions regime.
Here is the entire statement of Syed Akbaruddin at the UN:
Earlier last week, slamming Pakistan for its 'cosmetic efforts' to tackle terrorism in their country, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the fact that Pakistan has not acted upon Dawood Ibrahim shows that it is not serious about tackling terror, in the weekly MEA press conference.
"The issue of Dawood Ibrahim's presence in Pakistan is known, and Pakistan's denial about it shows that it is not serious about tackling terror in its soil," he said.
Previously, in a bid to avoid being blacklisted by the FATF, Pakistan's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province which booked Saeed and his JeM accomplices, accused them of 'promoting terrorism and raising funds to facilitate terror activities.'
Calling out the country's sham, the Centre said that it has seen such moves from the neighbouring country before, say sources. The sources added that the Centre has said that Pakistan's action against terror must be irreversible and verifiable.