Geneva: Pakistan came under heavy criticism at UN Human Rights Council today when an young researcher from European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) warned that Pakistan is willing to use nuclear weapons to protect terrorists.
The accusation was made by Yoana Barakova of EFSAS while speaking at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council. She said that Pakistan engages in a proxy war against its neighbours and “unscrupulously exports terrorism”.
Bringing out the deep involvement of Pakistan with terrorism, the researcher said, “The UN Security Council’s consolidated list of terrorist individuals and entities includes 139 entries from Pakistan. Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Haqqani Network and Jammat-ud-Dawa – are all based in Pakistan and believed to be receiving State protection.”
Exposing Pakistan government’s terror link further, she referred to the interview of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s to an international news agency in which he accepts that the Pakistani government is in touch with the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Yoana Barakova also reminded at the UN Human Rights Council that Pakistan is a member country of the organization and that needs to be contemplated.
EFSAS is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Amsterdam and conducts in-depth research and analysis concerning strategic affairs in South Asia.