India’s claim on surgical strikes false: Pakistan tells Ban Ki-moon

India had by its own admission committed aggression against Pakistan, the mission's statement said.

By: IANS | United Nations | Published:October 1, 2016 7:36 am
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Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday that India’s claim of carrying out a surgical strike across the Line of Control was false, according to the Pakistan mission in United Nations.

At the same time, however, she also asserted during the meeting that India had by its own admission committed aggression against Pakistan, the mission’s statement said.

Ban’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the meeting was held at the request of Lodhi.

While he said that the UN does not provide details of meetings at the Permanent Representative level, he added, “I can obviously tell you that the secretary general is following the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan with great concern, the increased tensions along the LoC as well as the escalating rhetoric between the two countries.”

Ban Ki-moon would welcome de-escalation initiatives for India-Pakistan tensions, he added.

Pakistan mission’s statement said that Lodhi accused India of provoking a crisis to divert attention away from what she falled the “indigenous Kashmiri uprising” and asked for Ban to intervene in the human rights issue there.

The statement also said that Ban offered his condolences for the deaths of two soldiers that Pakistan said were killed in cross-border firing and said that he was ready to use his good offices to help the neighbours resolve their problem.

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  1. G
    Oct 1, 2016 at 3:27 am
    Ban Ki Moon? Like India cares.
  2. O
    Om Mehra
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm
    Exact statement is different than what is quoted in Indian express. lt;br/gt;It says It does not have "direct observation".
  3. K
    Oct 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm
    In this video from 6:30 in the own words of Rauf Kalasra telling the truth and quoting from the books of Panetta and Clinton:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"US asked stan that we have no objection if stan wants to take claim for the surgical strike on OBL(Osama bin Laden) so that stan doesn't have to face embarrment in front of the world. But stan Army General Kayani was so frightened and said to US: 'Please we don't want to make enemies with Al-Qaeda, you did it, and you take responsibility for it.' Same happened when General Pasha was called and when Hillary called President Zaradari, he started philosophizing about humanity."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For years, stan said we don't know where is Osama bin Laden and wherabouts of al-qaeda top leaders. They didn't knew about US surgical strike on OBL compound. OBL was found living in front of an Army Academy in Abbottabad, the kutti-da-puttur killed by US;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That shows stan army's reluctance, cowardice, and unprofessionalism to fight terorrists, and why other countries have now to act for their own safety to perform such strikes. I understand this happens when some local powers become so strong that police and local-authority start fearing them and are unable to act, but Armed forces can't stoop to that low level. In India it doesn;t happen, and what stani people say about their army, it shoudld't happen there too. They must be able to kill the terorrist dog at sight without any;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan surrenders in East stan on 16 December, and East stan becomes Bangladesh. The DAWN headline on 17th December, 1971 -gt; "War till Victory" (link below):lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I don't have enough time now to explain about your Kargil denial, and how Indian soldiers had to bury your Northern Light Infantry soldiers, because stan simply denied their own jawaans who died for the call-of-duty of their;br/gt;lt;br/gt;See, India has many problems, but saddi koi izzat hai bhiraa (hamaari koi izzat hai bhai), poori duniya mein dekho India ke log kahaan-kahaan pahunche hain, kisi bhi shobe mein dekh lo (field), aur aapke? microsoft, google, pepsi, cola, adobe, softbank, deutsche-bank all CEOs are Indians. doctors, engineers, scientists just see how many Indians have made name for themselves. we have a dignity and respect and we cant tell such big lies frankly. Aap barabari chaahte ho har cheez mein, par paimaana bhi to barabar hona chaahiye. nobody watches your tv, serial, films anything because its not well-developed, here even if one person dies, that is covered on media, but in stan unless 100-200 person dies nobody covers it, because level is different, paimaan ek nahi hai bhai. Hamein sharam aayegi agar jhooth bolenge, explanation dena padega, tuhaada ki hai, jo marzi karee jao kisi ne kuj nai puchhna, besharam bina izzat de nu kee farak painda ae (you dont have to answer anybody because nobody believes you, shameless with no self-respect call whatever you want). But, ultimately peace is the solution, par taali ek haath se nahi bajti.
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    S Kumar
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:58 am
    maleeha Lodhi always lies when she opens her mouth like any other leaders. Shut up maleeha. first find out the meaning of surgical strikes.
  5. S
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:33 am
    stan has been in denial mode for many things that they have eroded their credibility, They are not true on surgical strikes but someday even if they might be true for some other event, no one will be ready to believe them.
  6. B
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:30 am
    One is talking and another listening here, if Pak says there are no surgical strikes, then what is there to talk to UN Chief. UN Chief should tell Pak if there are no strikes why are they disturbing him, do not give audience to these rascals. It is good for India if Pak denies,
  7. J
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:02 am
    India should show video made by drone to expose the false claim of stan..... there is no harm in showing this video.
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