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  • A UN report has acknowledged Pakistan’s combat towards terrorism
  • Highlights that TTP was liable for finishing up greater than 100 cross-border assaults inside three months in 2020
  • Report cautions that merger of TTP has enhanced the specter of terrorism in Pakistan and the area

The United Nations has recognised the steps taken by the Pakistani authorities towards terrorism in its newest report, including that the banned Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was liable for over 100 ‘cross-border’ assaults inside three months final 12 months, The Information reported Sunday.

The twenty seventh report of the Analytical Assist and Sanctions Monitoring Staff, which was introduced to the UN Safety Council, famous that Pakistan took motion towards “individuals engaging in terrorism financing and the freezing of the assets of designated individuals and entities.” 

Reporting on the actions of the TTP, the UN report noticed the “reunification of splinter groups (of TTP) that took place in Afghanistan.”

It added that “five entities pledged alliance to TTP in July and August (2020), including the Shahryar Mehsud group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Hizb-ul-Ahrar, the Amjad Farooqi group and the Usman Saifullah group (formerly known as Lashkar-e- Jhangvi).”

The report cautioned that the merger of TTP has enhanced the specter of terrorism to Pakistan and the area, because it has “increased the strength of TTP and resulted in a sharp increase in attacks.”

“The TTP was responsible for more than 100 cross-border attacks between July and October 2020,” the report mentioned, including that based mostly on estimates, the TTP’s combating energy ranges between 2,500 and 6,000.

Final 12 months, Pakistan handed over a file to UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres on the Indian sponsorship of TTP and JuA. Each terrorist teams have been designated by the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the Safety Council.

Learn extra: Pakistan arms over file on India-backed terrorism to prime UN officers

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