A conference was held at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday. It is on state-sponsored terrorism and political mainstreaming of terrorist groups at Pakistan
The aim of the conference was to draw the attention of the international community towards the serious trend in Pakistan. Also, the military establishment trying to re-model illegal terror groups as political entities.
The conference was diluted by Brian Toll. He is a former Policy Coordinator for Asia at the European Commission. He stated that Pakistan had grown a reputation in the international community as one nation. The one that was always in the forefront of sponsoring terrorism.
He added, the most concerning issue was that the Pakistani State and its institutions are a mute viewer to a UN designated terror group.
The Jamaat-and-Dawa, not only moving a political party, Milli Muslim League.Also, contesting elections for a few parliamentary seats.
Pakistan allowing Islamic extremist groups
Brian Toll further stated that it was well known that the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaat -ud-Dawa were involved in terror activities including the Mumbai attacks, where a number of Europeans had been killed.
In the conference, Fulvio Martusciello charged Pakistan of a lack of commitment to tackling home-grown militants. Also in spite of international pressure, the situation has shown no improvement.
He informed the audience that for years Pakistan had been living in rejection. It is allowing Islamic extremist groups to freely carry out their activities, raise funding in the country.
Pakistan had continued to support terror groups for its strategic goals
Martusciello said that now things had come in a full circle with a designated terrorist joining politics.
According to him, it is a high time for European Union and the UN. They must take stringent action against Pakistan.
Moreover, Tarek Fatah a banished Pakistani author of ‘Tragic Illusion of Islam’ also stated that Pakistan, from its beginning, has been committed to encouraging terrorism.
He said right from sheltering Osama bin Laden to have a connection with many of the terror attacks across the globe. It also includes attacks explosions in Kabul, Pakistani intelligence agency’s links to terror.
No more aid to Pakistan from the International community
Henri Louis Malousse, in his speech, stated that over the years Pakistan had received massive aid from the international community for its “War on Terror”.
But it is clearly visible that Pakistan efforts at fighting terror had been eyewash. Instead had continued to support terror groups for its strategic goals.
Malousse argued if Pakistan had never shown any seriousness to fight terror. If it would be like that terrorists like Hafiz Saeed would never roam freely on the streets of Pakistan.
He called on the international community to hold Pakistan responsible for using terror groups as substitutions to further its own interests.