Pakistan’s Ambassador Dr Maleeha Lodhi warned the UN Security Council on Thursday (March 28) that It is important that current structures like FATF (Financial Action Task Force) and the 1267 Sanctions regimes are not used as political tools by some to advance their geopolitical goals.
“There is also a need to make these institutions more inclusive of the wider membership in their decision-making processes,” she added. The Pakistani envoy was speaking in a debate on “Preventing and Combating the Financing of Terrorism”.
She said that the international community agrees that continued and persistent violations of human rights contribute to violent extremism. “Yet killings continue in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine,” Dr Lodhi said, adding, “Brutalization and oppression of people struggling for their legitimate right to self-determination constitutes state terrorism. This too should be the focus of international attention.” “Action must be taken against this deliberate hate mongering which often leads to violence.”
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