New Delhi, Sep 28: Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed had completed pensionable service of 25 years upon his retirement in 1999. He was drawing a pension of Rs 45,700 through his bank account, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations had written to the UNSC panel.
Hafiz Saeed had requested for the release of frozen funds and Pakistan in a letter to the UNSC had backed it. Saeed according to the letter retired from the Lahore University of Engineering and Technology in 1999. He continued to draw a pension even after founding the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. It was only after the UNSC designated him as a global terrorist in 2008 that his bank accounts were frozen.
New Delhi, Aug 17: India remained unfazed and navigated moves by Pakistan to internationalise the Kashmir issue. India continued to maintain that the constitutional changes that were made in Jammu and Kashmir were internal to India.
The UN security council members rejected Pakistan’s demand for a formal meeting and also did not adopt an informal statement.
New Delhi, Aug 13: Speaking out for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, Poland has made it clear that a solution to the Kashmir issue should be found bi-laterally. Poland currently holds the UNSC presidency.
The statement by Poland comes a few days after Russia, a permanent member of the UNSC made it clear that the move by India was carried out within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India.
New Delhi, Mar 14: For the fourth time, China has stood in the way of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Masood Azhar being declared a global terrorist by the UN Security council.
Azhar is accused of several deadly terror attacks that include the ones at Parliament, Pathankot, Uri, Nagrota and Pulwama.
New Delhi, Mar 12: New Delhi has reached out to key players ahead of listing of Masood Azhar by the United Nations Security Council.
India reached out to Saudi Arabia, the US, UAE and Turkey to gain support to list the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief as a global terrorist. Foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale met with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Washington and discussed the issue.
North Korea has fired an unidentified missile over Japan from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang. The missile landed in the ocean, 2,000 km off the east coast of Hokkaido.