Vidisha Maitra, India’s First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the UN,Strong response to PAK PM ‘Imran Khan’
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was taken to cleaners on Saturday by intrepid Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Vidisha Maitra, who nailed him on every single point from his speech while reminding him that his country was the fountainhead of terrorism.
Responding to PAK Pm Speech, Vidisha Maitra, India’s First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the UN, said his speech in which he talked of “unleashing nuclear devastation” and used words like “bloodbath”, “pogrom” and “pick up the gun” qualifies as “brinksmanhip, not statesmanship”.
India said the speech was a “callous portrayal of the world” that fostered divisiveness, and it was nothing short of a “hate speech” delivered at the UN General Assembly.
Mr Khan also the claim during his address that “there are no militant organisations in Pakistan.” In a sharp rebuttal, Ms 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.”
Hitting out at Pakistan, India raised the following 5 questions:
- Would Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan deny to the city of New York that he was an open defender of Osama bin Laden (mastermind of the 9/11 terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York)?
- Will Pakistan acknowledge that it is the only government in the world that provides pension to an individual (Hafiz Seed) listed by the UN in the Al Qaeda and Da’esh 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 (FATF) has put the country on notice for its violations of more than 20 of the 27 key parameters?
- Will Pakistan confirm if it is not a fact that it provides home to 130 UN-designated terrorists and 25 terror entities listed by the United Nations?