Dawood Ibrahim’s illegitimate activities from Pakistan dangerous: UN

Vastavam web:  In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that Dawood Ibrahim’s illegitimate activities from a “safe haven” that refuses to acknowledge even his existence pose a real danger. India said that it called for a focussed attention to address the threats by the D-Company, the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Terrorist organisations are increasingly involved in lucrative criminal activities such as trading in natural resources and human trafficking to raise funds, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said.

“The D-Company’s illegitimate economic activities may be little known outside our region, but for us, such activities as gold smuggling, counterfeit currency, as well as arms and drug trafficking from a safe haven that declines to acknowledge even his existence, are a real and present danger,” Akbaruddin said.

He emphasised that the success of a collective action to “denude” the ISIS is a pointer that the UNSC”s “focused attention can and does yield results”. “A similar degree of interest in addressing the threats posed by proscribed individuals, such as Dawood Ibrahim and his D-Company, as well as proscribed entities, including the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), listed as affiliates of al-Qaeda, under the 1267 sanctions regime, will serve all of us well,” he said.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office last week said “Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan”, a day after a UK court was informed that the underworld don wanted for the deadly coordinated bombings in Mumbai in 1993 is currently in exile in the country. During the ongoing extradition trial of 51-year-old Jabir Moti, a “high-ranking member of D-Company”, Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London heard that Dawood is currently in exile in Pakistan.