Pakistan’s anti-terrorist drive an internal ‘law enforcement’, not ‘armed conflict’: Senior diplomat
UNITED NATIONS, June 26 (APP): A senior Pakistani diplomat on Monday rejected some “unwarranted references” to Pakistan made in a U.N. report that termed its law enforcement operation against terrorists in a tribal agency as “armed conflict”, and he called for resolving this anomaly. “We are disappointed that the authors of this report (on the protection of civilians in armed conflict) have clearly violated the mandate by mentioning Pakistan in the report,” Ambassador Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan deputy permanent representative to the UN, said in an open Security Council debate on the controversial report. The report, which was issued in the name of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,referred to the displacement of civilians from armed conflicts in Africa, the Middle East East and Central Asia.