Pakistan has officially protested to the United Nations Security Council against a NATO attack on its military outposts that resulted in the death of 25 soldiers, terming it a gross violation of the U.N. Charter.
Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan's acting U.N. ambassador, called the Nov. 26 attack a grave incident, according to an Associated Press of Pakistan report. The report also quoted him calling the incident a transgression of the territorial integrity of Pakistan as well as a blatant infringement of the U.N. Charter
Tarar was taking part in the Security Council's debate on United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
We want the international community to succeed in Afghanistan because this success is in Pakistan's national interest, said Tarar, in a report by The Express Tribune.
Tarar also stated that Pakistan could not be held responsible for the problems and the challenges afflicting Afghanistan.
Speculative statements made in a knee-jerk reaction vitiate the atmosphere and erode mutual trust. Such blame-game must stop, he said.
Pakistan looks forward to contributing, as effectively as possible, in an environment free from recrimination and blame-game, and based on the foundation of mutual respect and trust, he added, according to the Tribune's report.
He concluded by saying that his country valued the role of UNAMA in coordinating a comprehensive international effort and hoped its mandate would enable the U.N. to make more meaningful contributions.