In a first, Pakistan to take India to UN over Eco Terrorism
ISLAMABAD – Taking a strong exception to the so-called ‘surgical’ strike at Pakistan Forest Reserves at Balakot, Pakistan is planning to lodge a complaint against India at the United Nations for ‘eco-terrorism’.
Climate Change Minister Malik Amin Aslam said Indian aircraft bombed a forest reserve and the government was undertaking an environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the basis of which a complaint would be lodged with the United Nations and other forums.
“What happened over there is environmental terrorism. Dozens of pine trees had been felled. There has been serious environmental damage,” Aslam told Reuters.
In a tweet, the minister highlighted that Pakistan values its nature.