Pakistan Responsible For Afghanistan’s Terror Woes, India Says At UN Security CouncilIndia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin.

Afghanistan is not a victim of local terror but of attacks launched from a neighbouring land that serves as a safe haven for terrorists, said India, referring indirectly to Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (26 June).

As reported by the Economic Times, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said that the spring offensive from the Taliban had taken many lives despite the much-appreciated peace offer from the Afghan Government.

During a debate at the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan, India hinted at Pakistan’s support to the “dark agendas” of terror outfits like the Lashkar -e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. Akbaruddin emphasized that the international community should not wait for a “catastrophe” to remind it that Afghanistan requires strong and steady international support in elimination of what is a threat to global peace and security.

He also drew attention to the role Taliban played in almost all aspects of opium trade, emphasising on the need for the Council to handle the links between extremism, terrorism, drug production and illegal exploitation of natural resources of Afghanistan.

"It is time that this Council looks at options to better utilise the range of tools available to it to deal with these trans-national networks of drugs, terrorism and crime," he said as quoted.

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