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Pakistan tells UN to address root causes for eliminating terrorism

Making her debut at the United Nations on Friday, Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi called for addressing the underlying factors responsible for terrorism so as to formulate an effective and comprehensive response.

Among the diverse and complex drivers of terrorism was political, economic and social injustice, lack of social and economic opportunities, unresolved political disputes and foreign occupation, she told a global counter-terrorism meeting.

There was need to evolve a multifaceted response to a multidimensional challenge, the Pakistani envoy said, adding that specific solutions were needed for specific challenges and situations. “One size often did not fit all,” she added.

An effective response to combat terrorism required at the very outset, developing a greater understanding of various terrorist movements, their specific motivations, objectives, capacities and modus operandi, she pointed out. An comprehensive response could not be built without such knowledge, the Pakistani envoy stressed.

Ambassador Lodhi also called for developing recommendations and a plan of action at the global level to counter the narratives and extremist ideologies espoused by terrorist groups, especially among populations and regions under threat from particular terrorist groups.

She also underscored the need to evolve proposals on ways to halt various forms of terrorist financing, including criminal activities and drug trafficking. The international community should address as sensitively as possible the so far ignored problem of state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism.

Appreciating UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for focusing on all four pillars of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, she said in implementing these pillars, a balanced approach was needed.

The envoy said Pakistan particularly supported the UN’s focus on capacity building for member states and regional organisations. It remained important, she said, for states to take the initiative in this regard in identifying their specific needs.

On the issue of mainstreaming counter-terrorism in the work of UN peacekeeping operations, which is being advocated by some nations at the UN, she voiced Pakistan’s apprehensions in this regard, saying this issue required greater deliberation and discussion before it can be accepted by all countries.

Ambassador Lodhi assumed her new responsibilities just over a week ago and since then has been engaged in a range of activity at the UN, where other Permanent Representatives have been welcoming her. She is expected to present her credentials to the Secretary-General next week.



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  1. BLA BLA said:

    ROOT CAUSES OF TERRPORISMS ?? OF CASH MERE – WHAT ABOUT BALOCHISTAN ? SUNNIES TERRORISMS AGAINST SHIAS ? MUSLIMS TERRORISMS AGAINST NONMUSLIMS ? PUNJABIS TERRORISMS AGAINST SINDHIS PATHANS HAZARAS IN PAKISTAN ?
    WHAT IS AL THIS ZARB E AZB THINGY ? MAHEELA LODHI IS OUT OF HER MIND SMOKING FRANCE E CARTIERS CIGARRETTES !!!!
    SHE IS CHRONIC BAD SMOKER AND ALCOHOL DRINKER —
    MUST EVERY PAKISTANI SUNNIE PUNJABI BE MAD BAD TERRORIST OF SORTS ????????????? SHIAS ZINDAABAAD

  2. BLA BLA said:

    ROOT CAUSES OF TERRORISMS ==MEAN MALICIOUS KAAFIRS ANTIHUMANS DEVILS DEMONS WITH OR WITHOUT UNIFORMS -ALHARAAMS IMRANKHANS POLITICAL TERRORISTS — DHARNA TERRORISMS – SUNNIES AGAINST SHIAS IN BAHAREIN SAUDIE ARABIA TURKEY IRAQ BOKOHARAMS ISIS -SO WHAT THE HELL MAHEELA LODHI TALKING ABOUT ? WAS SHE DRUNK AS SEEN MANYTIMES -UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL -DISORDERLY –DISCO DANCING IN LONDON NEWYORK ?
    DISGRACE MAHEELA LODHI -PAKISTAN REP IN UNITED NATIONS TRYING TO JUSTIFY ROOT CAUSES OF TERRORISMS !!!!!! SHE IS MENTALLY SICK ..ISLAM DOES NOT ALLOW KILLING OF ANY INNOCENT HUMANS -EVEN ANIMALS ..

  3. vinsin328 said:

    "Among the diverse and complex drivers of terrorism was political, economic and social injustice, lack of social and economic opportunities, unresolved political disputes and foreign occupation" – but why most of them are Muslims, she didnt tell? That should make terrorism local not global. Can Pakistan be called as foreign occupier of land of Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs? According to her because of lack of women rights in most parts of the world, every women can become a terrorists, what? Most the people are facing economic injustice and they all are potential terrorists? Who made her an ambassador? How many times Pakistan has supported Tibetian cause?

    • BLA BLA said:

      very good analysis .. gross corruptions injustices murders of balochis sindhis pathans shias by punjabi lahori sunnies mafias – cassical example of kuufer .. HINDUS MUSLIMS SIKHS CHRISTIANS -WHAT ARE THOSE ? MAHEELA LODHI S KAAFIR HEAVY SMOKER OF FRANCE LE CARTIER CIGARRETTES AND ALCOHOL LOVER — SHE IS BAD MUSLIM WOMAN –

  4. talkus said:

    Pakistani has been following policies which are same for years there has always have been covert relations between so called good or bad terrorists, It is well known that Pakistanis always looking towards China USA and Arab world for support every now and then and for each and every matter. Pakistan can do well if they change their domain try peace and mutual co existence as none of their strategies of the past have been working for them and have individual existance

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