India writes to UN about Pakistan’s false claim of making statement at recent Security Council meeting on terrorism

India has once again exposed Pakistan for making a false claim that it made a statement at the the recent United Nations Security Council meeting on terrorism.

On August 24, Pakistan’s mission to UN falsely claimed that its envoy, Munir Akram made a statement at the recent UN Security Council meeting on the “threats to international peace and security posed by terrorism actions.” The purported statement was largely focused on raking up Kashmir and blaming India for terror incidents in Pakistan.

However, wind was taken out of Pakistan’s sails when UN Security Council’s chair, Indonesia informally told India that non-member was not to take part in any UNSC conducted discussion. Pakistan is not a part of the UNSC comprising five permanent and 10 non-permanent members.

“We had sought clarifications from the Indonesian chair who informally confirmed to us that there was no scope for any non-member to speak in this discussion,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a weekly briefing on Thursday.

The German mission to the UN also put out a picture of the meet which did not show Pakistani envoy’s presence in that meet. Germany is a non-permanent member of the UNSC.

Earlier, India’s Permanent Mission to the UN said they fail to understand where exactly the Permanent Representative of Pakistan made his statement. “We have seen a statement put out by the Pakistani mission to the UN, claiming that these remarks were made by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the UNSC.”

However, this is not the first time Pakistan had made a false claim at the UN. In 2017, Pakistan’s then envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi had made a fake claim at the UN General Assembly by displaying a picture from Gaza claiming to be from India’s Jammu and Kashmir.