Pakistan faces a diplomatic setback from US against India at the UN Security Council Committee
*ISLAMABAD - **Pakistan faces a diplomatic setback from US against India at the UN Security Council Committee.*
*Pakistan proposal to designate Indian national Venumadhav Dongara as a “terrorist” was blocked in the United Nation Security Council committee.*
The Foreign Office in a *statement link* that it had proposed the designation of four Indian nationals, Venumadhav Dongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik and Angara Appaji, as terrorists.
“These individuals were financing, sponsoring and organizing terrorism inside Pakistan by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including TTP, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and others,” the FO said.
Dongara was an Indian engineer who had worked with an Indian construction company in Afghanistan in the past, according to Indian *media link* .
According to Turkey’s *Anadolu link* news agency, Pakistan’s move was blocked by the US. The report said the US had informed the five permanent members of the UNSC that it was officially blocking Pakistan’s proposal.
“Pakistan hopes that the listing requests of other three Indian nationals will be given due consideration by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee in an objective and transparent manner,” the FO said further.
It said India had “fomented” terrorism inside Pakistan by providing support to terrorists groups in the country.
“These Indian nationals are now residing in India with impunity which vindicates Pakistan’s position that India is a state-sponsor of terrorism,” it added.