NEW YORK: Pakistan has called the UN Security Council for comprehensive strategy to defeat Islamic State militant group posing security threat and urgency to settle Palestinian question.
Participating in a debate at UN Security Council, Pakistani envoy Maleeha Lodhi has pointed out that the Islamic State, which controls large parts of Iraqand Syria, posed a spreading threat to security across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
She said a comprehensive strategy is needed military, political, economic and social to defeat this movement, motivated by an ideology of hate and gruesome violence.
Pakistani envoy urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution outlining timelines and parameters for establishing an independent state of Palestine.
Pakistani envoy also welcomed Iran nuclear deal and said if it is fully and sincerely implemented it could not only contribute to nuclear non-proliferation but also regional stability, cooperation and economic growth. NNI