During the 45th session of the United Nations, Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released in Geneva, Switzerland, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), a think-tank based in Amsterdam, has exposed Pakistan in terms of harboring terrorists in its region.
Moreover, he also asked why Pakistan has been a member of the UN Security Council since August this year. EFSAS research analyst Veronica Ekelund said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi have repeatedly acknowledged in international forums that their country shelters terrorists.
According to the news agency, research analyst Veronica Ekelund told the UN that respect for human rights is universal and paramount and applies to all countries of the world including Pakistan. And terrorism naturally reduces the promotion and protection of human rights.
He said that while speaking to CNN in February 2019, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, admitted that Masood Azhar, an UN-designated terrorist, and Jaish-e-Mohammed official, lives in Pakistan.
In March 2019, Qureshi admitted with the BBC that his government and Jaish-e-Mohammed had maintained official contact. Highlighting Pakistan’s UN antics, Veronica said Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, told the US Peace Institute in Washington in July 2019 that his country is hosting 40,000 terrorists.
Not only that, Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his country’s parliament as a ‘martyr’ in June 2020. Veronica said last month that Qureshi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, acknowledged the presence on its territory of Dawood Ibrahim, an UN-designated terrorist.
He said the Pakistani authorities have also consistently acknowledged that the country continues to be a safe haven for terrorists and terrorist groups. Veronica told the UN that the UN Security Council had consolidated a list of terrorists and that 146 entries from Pakistan were included in the list of institutions.