NATO attack violation of UN charter, Pakistan tells Security Council

Published: December 20, 2011
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Attack on Pakistan check post was a grave incident, says acting permanent representative to UN Raza Bashir Tarar. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

Attack on Pakistan check post was a grave incident, says acting permanent representative to UN Raza Bashir Tarar. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that last month’s Nato cross-border attack was a “transgression of Pakistan’s territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of the UN Charter.”

“The attack on Pakistan border check post on November 26, which killed 25 soldiers, was a grave incident,” Pakistan’s acting permanent representative to the UN Raza Bashir Tarar told the 15-nation council on Monday.

As a result of the attack, Tarar said that Pakistan had been constrained to absent itself from the Bonn Conference.

He said that when the federal cabinet had taken the decision, it had also expressed hope that the international community would reaffirm its support for peace and development. Tarar added that Pakistan had looked forward to the meeting’s success.

“We want the international community to succeed in Afghanistan because this success is in Pakistan’s national interest,” said Tarar. He added that Pakistan was committed to restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

“Pakistan looks forward to contributing, as effectively as possible, in an environment free from recrimination and blame-game, and based on the foundation of mutual respect and trust,” he said.

“Speculative statements made in a knee-jerk reaction vitiate the atmosphere and erode mutual trust,” he added. “Such blame-games must be stopped.”

The envoy went on to emphasize that Pakistan could not be held responsible for the problems and challenges afflicting Afghanistan.

He said that the international community, Pakistan and Afghanistan must work closely as responsible partners, in a cooperative manner, and not rush to judge or question each other’s intentions.

“We are not preaching something that we do not practice,” he urged.

“Pakistan has never resorted to blame-game, even when militants crossed over from the other side and attacked our troops and innocent civilians,” he said.

Tarar said Pakistan valued the role of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in coordinating a comprehensive international effort, and hoped that its mandate would enable UN to make more meaningful contributions to peace and development.

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  • Any
    Dec 20, 2011 - 1:54PM

    Hiding bin laden is not violation of UNSC???

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  • MarkH
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:52PM

    No, it wasn’t. People apparently forget that when something like this is brought up they require evidence to care. So far the only thing you’ve got is “it’s true because we said so.” Same goes for your sovereignty. You say it’s there, but there is no indication of its existence beyond that.

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  • Ejaz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:58PM

    @Any:
    I am no sympathiser of Bin Laden but in all earnestly, there is no concrete proof that a man in Afghani cave orchastrated the terrible incident of 9/11. Furthermore, OBL was never tried in any court of law and extra judicial murder is not allowed by the virtue of International Law anyway. You speak of hiding Bin Laden a viloation of UNSC, even I agree to your notion, this is one violation of UNSC; what’s about hundreds and thousands of US vilations committed by the US? Would you raise a finger on them?

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  • Cynic
    Dec 20, 2011 - 3:44PM

    Someone plz prove that it WAS in fact OBL..

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  • FactCheck
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:22PM

    Hiding OBL and aiding and abetting known terrorists is crime against humanity according UN resolution and UNSEC has authorized to go after terrorists. Every UN member is required to root out terrorism from its territory. Has Pakistan it yet?

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  • Cautious
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:55PM

    @Ejaz — to say that there is no evidence that OBL was associated with 911 makes me wonder whether you have been living in a cave.

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  • Hu Jintao
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:57PM

    @Any:
    What proof do you have that binladen was there? you seen his picture or were you on that helicopter with the super seals 6 team?

    I suggest you and MarkH stick to the topic which is NATO Killing 25 Pakistani troops in a deliberate attack. Recommend

  • Cautious
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:59PM

    “Pakistan has never resorted to blame-game, even when militants crossed over from the other side and attacked our troops and innocent civilians,” he said.
    .
    I hope he kept straight face when he said that — no doubt the other people in he room rolled their eyes.

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  • Hu Jintao
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:09PM

    @Cautious:
    quite alot of people live in the cave then including American scientists and engineers who studied indepth unlike enlightened fellas who just believe what they are told. funny isn’t it
    How about you look into this.

    http://www.ae911truth.org

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  • A2Z
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:17PM

    @Cautious
    So far the only proof is “it’s true because we said so”. There is not any single legitimate proof.
    @topic
    UN never punished attackers of Freedom Flotilla, which was clear violation of UN charter. I still can’t comprehend why Pakistan is looking towards UN. It’s merely an extended council to protect, project and implement American interests.

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  • Anserali Khan
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:17PM

    But why has it taken Pakistan around 30 days to take up this issue with UN Security Council?

    Makes one wonder………….

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  • guest
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:39PM

    I never saw a dead body of Bin Laden just the word of President of USA aka OBAMA@Any: Recommend

  • faraz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:01PM

    @Cynic, Hu Jintao

    OBL’s 3 wives and 14 children are in Pakistan’s custody. Alqeda admits he is dead, ISI/GHQ says he is dead, US says he is dead, Taliban say he is dead. Come out the state of denial.

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  • Ejaz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:28PM

    @Cautious:
    I am ignoring your comments on the basis that you are a very very ignorant person who is tuned into Fox, CNN, CNBC that are mouthpices of their governments and look after corporate interests. They will never tell you the facts. They are making joke of downed Drone (downed by Iran) and can’t understand that the ur grip is losening up in the world. You haven’t seen the footage of OBL killing by the Seals, have you? Brainless like you makes this world a very very ignoratn place, I am afraid.Recommend

  • Ejaz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:29PM

    @FactCheck: Another fastCheck; the US has killed over 10 Millions people since 1945 starting from bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What’s about this state terrorism, any fastCheck on this??

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  • Raheel
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:29PM

    Pakistan is trying to clean its border, what about NATO who is keeping blind eye on drugs cultivated by current friends of Karzai (not to forget his brother was one of the biggest drug cultivator and smuglar). go and get your facts right

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  • Ejaz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:32PM

    @Hu Jintao: Well said
    @Cautious: Please read Hu Jintao’s comments; this will tell you whether I live in the caver or you have hidden your head in the sad, the cliche of Ostrich crops up in mind.

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  • Ejaz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:33PM

    @Hu Jintao:
    Bravo Bro.

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  • Dec 20, 2011 - 6:33PM

    @FactCheck:

    It isn’t just that U.N. member states are authorized to go after terrorists. The post-9/11 Security Council resolutions made it a sovereign obligation to do so on a member’s own territory. Thus, if Pakistan doesn’t pursue terrorists within its borders its complaint of sovereignty violations has no support when others do so.

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  • Ejaz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:34PM

    @A2Z:
    Long live Humanity and people like Hu Jin Tao and you.

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  • R S JOHAR
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:25PM

    How come Pakistan never complained to SC about US drones flying in and out for so many years except making a few noises ?

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  • Lobe
    Dec 20, 2011 - 9:16PM

    @Hu Jintao: Pak army has accepted that bin laden was there and they found 3 of bin ladens wives who confessed that they were living in there for a long time, US offered bin ladens body to saudies for burial before throwing the same into the sea. Even now if you ask proof of his existence then you are really living in a cave Recommend

  • bangash
    Dec 20, 2011 - 9:27PM

    OBL happily took credit for 9/11 and the hijackers belonged to this organization. Denial will not change fact that Osama responsible for 9/11 and hiding in Abbottabad.

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  • Syed
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:09PM

    @Any: @bangash: @MarkH: Just like the violation of UN through the Presentation of Colin Powell in UN for Mobile Chemical Laboratries and WMD in IRAQ as a pre-text for Iraq WAR.

    As for me, your comments are not worthy enough when they are narrow minded and one sided. too bad so sad :)

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  • Dec 20, 2011 - 10:12PM

    @Cautious:
    How about (e.g. Pic or Video) whether “OBL actually was in that Abbotabad Compound at all OR Is this “May-2 Drama” another Hollywood Thriller just like the US allegation of Iranian Intelligence’s Plan to kill Saudi Ambassador in Washington”
    The only Difference is that TEHRAN had the guts to ask for EVIDENCE which Exposed the Drama… While ours did not (and still do not) have the guts to ask for PROOF of OBL presence in Abbotabad….
    BTW: Gaddafi’s dead body was “ON DISPLAY” for 3 Days to prove “It was Him” (with the Consent of NATO / US)… Let’s have even a Pic of “OBL Dead”…..Recommend

  • rehmat
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:18PM

    @guest: “I never saw a dead body of Bin Laden just the word of President of USA “

    And the word of his widows who were held by ISI for months altogether. If it had not been Bin Laden, would ISI/army not have spoken to remove this blot from Pakistan?

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  • Mirza
    Dec 21, 2011 - 12:59AM

    @rehmat:
    You are right. If it were not OBL, then the ISI, Army and the govt are all lying by not refuting the US claim. If it were not OBL then it is a shame that all powerful ISI is in bed with the US, openly against Pakistan. If this is not treason then what is?
    Thanks and regards,
    Mirza

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  • Raj - USA
    Dec 21, 2011 - 1:30AM

    @Tehreek-e-Insaf FATA:
    @Cautious:
    Yeah, you are right !!!!!!!!
    Osama is not dead. Elvis is still alive. Post the photo or video of OBL if you dare. We shall ask Veena Malik to prove it is not OBL (as she proved that she did not pose topless).

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  • Syed
    Dec 21, 2011 - 4:34AM

    @Raj – USA: How about commenting on the following news Mr.
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/309603/taliban-is-not-an-enemy-of-america-biden/

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  • Harry Stone
    Dec 21, 2011 - 9:57AM

    @Ejaz:

    And so many people of PAK want to go to war with the US………..this makes it easy to understand why PAK is a failed state

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  • FactCheck
    Dec 21, 2011 - 11:23PM

    @Hu Jintao:

    His three wives living in the compound said, they were widows. What does that mean to you genius?

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  • sarmad basra
    Dec 22, 2011 - 2:42AM

    guys isi has always protected pakistans interests ..secondly americans are goin to lose the war coz of isi 4 sure ..first they broke soviet union into russia and now its gonna be UN-united states of america lol

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  • Fn723
    Dec 23, 2011 - 9:48AM

    Shall I believe it was Osama bin Laden bin just because US said so? yeah right.
    What about the countless violations of USA over the last 60 years or so?
    There was no Pakistani incolved in the attack on 9/11 and slowly this war has been targeted towards Pakistan who was once termed as a critical ally in so-called-war-on-terror.

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