Diplomatic: (Pakistan calls for evolving strategy to defeat terrorism)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday underscored the need for evolving a counter narrative to defeat the twisted ideology and violence of terrorists.

Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, speaking in an open debate at the Security Council said that armed groups have committed barbaric acts of terror against children.

She said the massacre of over hundred children in the Army Public School in Peshawar three months ago was one of the worst atrocities perpetrated against children.

Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan has been carrying out an effective operation in the tribal areas, to flush out terrorists, dismantle their networks from inside and outside the country.

Opening the debate, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said world’s children are increasingly under threat in theatres of war. UN special representative for children in conflict Zones, Leila Zerrougui stressed punishment for armed groups which target children.

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