Swaraj comes down heavily on Pak for terrorism

Before being posted to New York Eenam Gambhir served on the Pakistan desk at India’s external affairs ministry

Before being posted to New York Eenam Gambhir served on the Pakistan desk at India’s external affairs ministry

"It is a very strong signal to Pakistan to stop using terrorism as an instrument of their state policy, stop giving sanctuaries to known terrorist outfits that are recognised by the United Nations", Kumar said.

She is expected to deliver her speech in Hindi like the previous year.

A day after India slammed Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses 72nd United Nations General Assembly session. Abbasi, she told the UNGA, "has forgotten that under the Shimla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration, India and Pakistan resolved that they would resolve all outstanding issues bilaterally". We have marched ahead, consistently, without pause, in Education, Health and across the range of human welfare. "We are completely engaged in fighting poverty", she said.

On Friday officials from both sides said shelling along the disputed border between Pakistan and India killed six civilians and wounded 30 more people in the latest confrontation between the two nuclear-armed countries. Those listening had only one observation: "Look who's talking!" She also described Pakistan as "the greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity".

With an attempt to unmask Pakistan at the global stage, Swaraj vehemently attacked the neighbouring country, saying: "While we (India) made Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Pakistan created Jaish-e- Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen".

Several initiatives that Prime Minister Modi had announced for the region have already been implemented. Pakistan's Prime Minister must answer why his nation spurned this offer.

She said while India has founded high-learning institutes like IITs, IIMs and AIIMS, Pakistan has only created terrorist groups like the LeT and JeM.

She did not name any country but the reference was clearly to Pakistan. We made doctors. We made engineers. She had also met the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Shiekh Hasina, though the issue of the Rohingyas was not brought up. "What has Pakistan offered to the world and indeed to its own people apart from terrorism? The fact is that when we are required to fight and destroy this enemy, the self-interest of some leads them towards duplicity", she said.

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