Pakistan fears India’s surgical strike after Al Zawahiri’s death
Pakistan has been terrified after the killing of al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri in a US drone strike in Afghanistan. Islamabad fears that such action should not be taken in their country also. Experts say that the local government is engaged in citing the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country with the help of international law. It fears that India may also conduct surgical or air strikes to act against terrorism.
Last Monday, US President Joe Biden revealed that al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike. Al Zawahiri was one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. He was also the mastermind of the 11 September 2001 attacks. He was killed last Saturday in a US drone strike in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Asim Iftikhar was questioned about the Al Qaeda chief. Asked whether the help of Pakistani aerospace and intelligence agencies was also sought for the evacuation of Zawahiri, he denied it. Asim Iftikhar said that there is no evidence of this action, that Pakistan’s airspace has been used.
Apart from this, another question was asked that Pakistan supports such anti-terrorist operations? The spokesperson stressed that Pakistan is committed to combating terrorism in accordance with international law and relevant UN resolutions. Explaining Pakistan’s position, he said that there are various international obligations under these resolutions. With regard to al-Qaeda, I think it is clear that it is a terrorist organization that is also on the UN Security Council list. The United Nations Security Council is bound to take action as determined by the states.
As you are aware, Pakistan has taken strong action against terrorism in the past, the spokesperson added. It has supported the efforts of the international community in fighting terrorism. You are also aware that some of the successes against al-Qaeda have been made possible because of the role and contribution of Pakistan.