New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday demanded Pakistan to handover global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, saying that his proof of residency has even been confirmed by the UN.
“It’s incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist, to whom they have provided sanctuary for a long time to face justice for his crimes.
“Hope Pakistan will heed international opinion on this issue,” ANI quoted MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup as saying.
He said the United Nations has updated Dawood’s Pakistan addresses along with some other records as a result of the information provided by India.
“Dawood’s wife, his father’s name and his several aliases have been included in the list,” he said.
The UN’s 1267th committee’s monitoring team continues to retain Dawood’s passport as a valid document. The UN has also confirmed that he resides in and has properties in Pakistan,” he said, adding, that the world body continues to keep a regular watch on Dawood Ibrahim.
Swarup also said that Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart said that the agenda for talks “is to put an end to cross-border terrorism and incitement of violence”.
“The foreign secretary has underlined that not just India but the larger region is aware that Pakistan is the prime perpetrator of terrorism.
“In his letter, foreign secretary has conveyed (to Pakistan) that India seeks result-oriented dialogue on the subject,” Swarup said in his regular press brief.
“The foreign secretary has reiterated that basis of further discussions is Simla Agreement of 1972, Lahore Declaration of 1999 and Joint statement of 2004,” he added.
Swarup has also announced that Shaktikanta Das is India’s official representative to the SAARC finance ministers meet in Pakistan.
He also said that the second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue will be held in Delhi on August 30.
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