India: Pakistan Only Nation Giving Pension To UN-designated Terrorist

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India used the right to reply against Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech at the UNGA, laying bare the lies told by Pakistan to the international community

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

India on Friday (Saturday IST) used the right to reply against Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech at the United Nation General Assembly in New York. Exercising the right to reply, First Secretary MEA Vidisha Maitra exposed Imran Khan over the terrorists and terror activities harbouring in Pakistan. Speaking at the Global Forum, Vidisha Maitra posed a series of questions at Imran Khan, laying bare the lies told by Pakistan in the international community.

Hitting out at Pakistan, Vidisha Maitra asked Imran Khan if he could deny the fact it is the home of 130 terrorists and 25 terrorist entities designated by United Nations. She further asked Imran Khan if he could deny that the FATF has put Pakistan on notice for violations of more 20 out of 27 of its parameters.

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Here are the questions posed by India in its right to reply to exposing Pakistan of its lies on terror-harbouring:

  • Can Pakistan PM confirm that it is home to 130 UN-designated terrorists and 25 terrorist entities listed by the UN?
  • Will Pakistan acknowledge that it is the only government in the world that provides pension to a terrorist listed by the UN in the Al Qaeda and Daesh sanctions list?
  • Can Pakistan explain why here in New York, its premier bank - The Habib bank had to shut shop over terror financing?
  • Will Pakistan deny that the Financial Action Task Force has put the country on notice for its violations of more than 20 of the 27 key parameters?
  • Would PM Imran Khan deny to the city of New York that he was an open defender of Osama bin Laden?

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India slams Pakistan at UNGA

India furthermore, slammed Pakistan PM over his threat of unleashing nuclear devastation, saying that his remarks qualify as "brinksmanship, not statesmanship". Regarding Imran Khan's UNGA speech as a "Hate Speech", Vidisha Maitra maintained that Pakistan has no right to interfere in India's internal matters in the light of his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of abrogation of Article 370. 

"The mainstreaming of Jammu & Kashmir, as well as Ladakh, in India’s thriving and vibrant democracy with a millennia-old heritage of diversity, pluralism and tolerance is well and truly underway. Citizens of India do not need anyone else to speak on their behalf, least of all those who have built an industry of terrorism from the ideology of hate," the First Secretary MEA siad in India's reply.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan's UNGA speech

In his 50-minute long speech at the 74th UNGA, Pakistan PM Imran Khan not only threatened another 'Pulwama-like' attack, he also fearmongered over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. While PM Modi used the global stage to reaffirm India's commitment to fight against terror, climate change, Imran Khan exposed his own country's helplessness to counter-terror due to its own corruption. He went onto blame the UN for not interfering in India's internal issue of abrogating article 370. Meanwhile, he did not feel the need to highlight his country's contribution to the world.

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