Doval at Dushanbe: Pak NSA listening, India proposes action against LeT, Jaish within SCO framework

With his Pakistani counterpart Moeed Yusuf listening, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday “proposed an action plan against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as part of the SCO framework”, sources said on Thursday.

Doval was speaking at the meeting of NSAs from Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

Doval also emphasised “adoption of international standards to counter terror financing, including an MoU between SCO and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)”, the sources said.

The FATF, which is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, is currently holding a meeting to decide whether to retain Pakistan on its ‘grey list’.

Doval “strongly condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations”, and said that “perpetrators of terrorism including cross-border terror attacks should be expeditiously brought to justice”, the sources said.

He stressed the “need for full implementation of UN resolutions and targeted sanctions against UN designated terrorist individuals and entities” — a reference to the absence of action by Pakistan against LeT chief Hafiz Saeed and JeM chief Masood Azhar.

There is a “need to preserve gains made in the last two decades in Afghanistan and give top priority to the welfare of its people”, Doval said.

India, he said, “fully supports SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan, which should be more…

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