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India: Can Pakistan confirm that it is home to 130 UN-designated terrorists?

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday said that Pakistan PM Imran Khan's threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinksmanship not statesmanship.
"Even coming from the leader of a country that has monopolized the entire value chain of the industry of terrorism, Prime Minister Imran Khans justification of terrorism was brazen and incendiary," Vidisha Maitra, first secretary MEA, said in the UNGA.
Exercising India's right to reply, Vidisha Maitra said: "Now that Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited UN Observers to Pakistan to verify that there are no militant organisations in Pakistan, the world will hold him to that promise."
India asked a few questions that Pakistan can respond to as a precursor to the proposed verification:
*Can Pakistan confirm the fact that it is home to 130 UN designated terrorists and 25 terrorist entities listed by the UN, as of today?
*Will Pakistan acknowledge that it is the only Government in the world that provides pension to an individual listed by the UN in the Al Qaeda and Daesh Sanctions list!
*Can Pakistan explain why here in New York, its premier bank, the Habib Bank had to shut shop after it was fined millions of dollars over terror financing?
*Will Pakistan deny that the Financial Action Task Force has put the country on notice for its violations of more than 20 of the 27 key parameters?
*And would Prime Minister Khan deny to the city of New York that he was an open defender of Osama bin Laden?
"Having mainstreamed terrorism and hate speech, Pakistan is trying to play its wild card as the newfound champion of human rights," Vidisha Maitra said.
In his speech that went on for about 50 minutes, far exceeding the 15-minute limit for UN speeches during the General Debate, Khan devoted half of his address to the Kashmir issue, warning that if there's face-off between two nuclear-armed neighbours, the consequences would be far beyond their borders.
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