Pak claims “diplomatic” victory over absence of UN resolution on Mumbai attacks

June 25th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 25 (ANI): The Pakistan government sees the failure of the United Nations (UN) to issue a resolution regarding the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks despite unprecedented pressure from India, as its diplomatic win over its neighbour.

Addressing a joint press-conference with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairwoman Farzana Raja here, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Hussain Haroon said Pakistan was emerging as the most important country on the world map due to Islamabad’s diplomatic efforts.

Haroon said it was primarily due to Islamabad’s effective diplomatic batting which prevented the UN from releasing a resolution on the Mumbai attack.

“This was surely an outcome of strong diplomacy that no resolution has yet been presented over the Mumbai attack,” The Daily Times quoted Haroon, as saying.

Commenting on the Kashmir issue, Haroon said the matter has been tabled before the UN Security Council thrice, but nothing substantial has been done in this regard.

Referring to exodus of over three million people in the Swat and Malakand Divisions of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) due to the military offensive, Haroon said the UN has assured all help to Pakistan to pull it out from the present precarious condition.

He said that the UN has initiated several programmes for the rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). (ANI)

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