MunirAkram talks about Terrorism at United Nation Security Council
13th August 2021.
In a meeting of the Arria Fomula, Pakistan’s brilliant ambassador Munir Akram stated to United Nation Security council that because Pakistan is a major victim of terrorism and its negative side effects, the country will work side by side with international community to eradicate this evil and its global threat. He went on to say that in order for the anti-terrorism regime to work effectively, the working and strategy should be improved.
In a letter to the 15-member council, the ambassador stated that to address the root causes of terrorism, there is an urgent need to talk about the situations of prolonged unresolved conflicts, foreign occupation, and denial of the right to self-determination.
Kenya, a non-permanent Security Council member, supported the gathering on “Humanitarian Action” coordinated by the organization named after Diego Arria, a former Venezuelan UN envoy. It is a non-binding discussion measure that manages the cost of the 15-member Council hearing people in a private place.
The Pakistani ambassador criticized aggressors, colonizers, and occupiers for using “illegal intimidation” to justify their concealment of genuine battles for self-assurance and opportunity. He said that there is collective punishment for civilian populations and human rights violation should be criminalized in terms of terrorism.
According to the UN Charter on Human Rights, every individual has the right to self-determination. People with foreign allegiance should not have dominion or any constitutional rights that violate the United Nations-approved charter. The colonial treatment of people in the country serves as a support for increasing violence and uprising in the country.
The Ambassador further added that there is need of improvements in counter-terrorism sanction to improve the situation of legal and humanitarian aspects and the shortcomings it have. As counter-finance of terrorism clause has been an issue for many organization working for humanitarian causes. The banks in developing countries are also not approving anykind of loans that pave the way for terrorism to augment.
Ambassador went on saying that while talking about humanitarian exemption cases, there applications and informationare arbitrary and usually linked with politics. The use of coercive measure tactics feed on developing countries to flourish. The envoy said that it is necessary to make such strategies that work globally and counter terrorism worldwide and not in a specific region.
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