Pakistan calls for addressing internal, external extremist factors across world

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Pakistan has called for addressing internal and external factors of extremist ideologies in different countries and regions.

In her address at UN General Assembly sixth review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in New York Pakistan permanent envoy at UN Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said , we believe that there is need for the strategy to address the question of drivers of violent extremism as well.

She said evolving a comprehensive preventive approach is not possible without assessing the root causes responsible for violent extremism.

The strategy is based on four pillars: tackling the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; preventing and combating terrorism; building States’ capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the UN system in this context It will ensure respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism.

Ahead of the review, the Pakistani envoy brought together representatives of 15 countries from all regions of the world for an exchange of view on the strategy.

In her remarks Maleeha Lodhi strongly condemned Israel’s acts of state terrorism in Gaza, the terrorist attacks in Indonesia, Afghanistan and France.

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