Envoy: (Pakistan urges UN to address int’l factors leading to violent extremism)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the global community to address the international factors responsible for the growing threat of violent extremism in a comprehensive manner.

This was stated by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua at Geneva Ministerial-level conference on Preventing Violent Extremism-A way forward.

She said key drivers of violent extremism were often international factors such as foreign interventions, prolonged and unresolved international disputes, xenophobia and Islamophobia in the Western countries.

The Ambassador stressed the United Nations to fulfil its responsibility to effectively counter violent extremism. She also highlighted actions taken to implement Pakistan’s National Action Plan to fight terrorism, and expressed readiness to share the country’s national experience with other States.