Indian envoy to UN calls Pakistan the “nerve center of terrorism”
Pakistan has launched an “infodemic” in the Covid-19 situation to spread disinformation, says the ambassador
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti has lashed out at Pakistan calling it the “nerve center of terrorism,” said a Hindustan Times report.
“It is a well-known fact that Pakistan is the nerve center of terrorism. Pakistan is home to largest number of listed terrorists, internationally designated terrorist entities and individuals, including Jamaat-ud-Dawah, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen,” Tirumurti was quoted as saying in the report.
Tirumurti added that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said on record that there are 40,000 terrorists in the country.
According to Hindustan Times, the ambassador referred to the United Nations’ 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS and said that there is a clear indication that Pakistan has involvement in funding Al-Qaeda, ISIS.
Tirumurti further said that Pakistan has made attempts time and again to internationalize the bilateral issues with India as per the report.
India’s representative to the UN said that in the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has also launched an “infodemic” to spread disinformation, the report said.
“India and a group of select countries, cutting across regions, made a joint statement in the context of infodemic in the context of Covid-19, at the UN. The statement was designed to counter exactly this type of disinformation spread by countries like Pakistan in the context of Covid-19 to foment division and create disharmony among communities,” he was quoted as saying in the report.