Pakistan urges UN to designate four Indian nationals as terrorists

Pakistan, on Wednesday, urged the United Nations (UN) to designate four Indian nationals as terrorists for being associated with militant organizations involved in executing terrorism acts in Pakistan.

According to the Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan seeks the declaration of four Indian nationals as terrorists for supporting, facilitating and assisting various terrorist organizations in Pakistan.

“Pakistan had proposed the designation of four Indian nationals in 2019 under the United Nations 1267 Sanctions List, namely VenumadhavDongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji,” said Ministry’s spokesperson Aisha Farooqui.

“These individuals were financing, sponsoring and organizing terrorism inside Pakistan by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including TTP, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and others,” she added.

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Furthermore, Ms Ayesha Farooqui expressed disappointment over the objection raised over nomination of Venumadhav Dongara as terrorist.

The development comes as India and Pakistan have been engaged in a diplomatic row as India has directed Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi to reduce its staff by half, following which Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warned India that Pakistan will respond on equality basis and that staff of Indian High Commission has to go back as well if such is the case.