Global Power Politics Affect Afghanistan, Pakistan: Qureshi

Global Power Politics Affect Afghanistan, Pakistan: Qureshi

Global Power Politics Affect Afghanistan, Pakistan: Qureshi

In her speech, she attacked Pakistan and said "India is not sabotaging talks" and "we need a common definition of terrorism".

The FM said that Pakistan preferred politics over peace which was something India did not like to do as it was apparent when the neighbours called off dialogue based "fragile" reasons.

In our case, terrorism is bred not in some faraway land, but across our border.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned India that if it did any venture across the Line of Control (LoC), or acted upon its doctrine of limited war against Pakistan, it will evoke an effective, strong and matching response.

Swaraj said climate change and terrorism were the two biggest existential threats to the world.

"What America perhaps could not comprehend was that Osama would get sanctuary in a country that claimed to be America's friend and ally: Pakistan", she said, adding, "Pakistan's commitment to terrorism as an instrument of official policy has not abated one bit".

Swaraj slammed Pakistan for offering "spawning grounds for terrorism" and offering "safe haven" for Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

EAM @SushmaSwaraj:Who can be a greater transgressor of human rights than a terrorist?

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

"Will Pakistan deny that the UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan and spews venom and sets up candidates for electoral offices", she said. This is a complete lie.

Taking a dig at Pakistan's newly-found appreciation of upholding Human Rights, the Indian diplomat quoted the example of appointment and removal of Princeton economist, Professor Atif Mian's from the Economic Advisory Council on grounds that he belongs to a "minority".

Mr Qureshi spoke at the UNGA after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had launched a scathing attack on Islamabad for harbouring terrorists and "masking malevolence with duplicity". "Hence our belief that talks and terror can not go together", she noted.

The minister informed the global community that Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government of Pakistan has planned to plant as many as 10 billion trees in the country.

The Minister said, New Delhi believes that talks are only rational means to resolve the most complex of disputes and talks with Pakistan have begun many times. "If they stopped, it was only due to their behavior". The photographs turned out to be from another country.

India and Pakistan exchanged barbs at the United Nations on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in NY fell through.

Mrs Swaraj said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has initiated unprecedented economic and social transformation that will help the country achieve its Sustainable Development Goals much before time.

# Hours after Sushma, Pakistan's address at 10 pm: A heated war of words is expected as Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session at 10 pm (PST), hours after his Indian counterpart's speech.

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