Beijing: China on Monday hailed its all-weather ally Pakistan for announcing new guidelines for implementing the UNSC sanctions targeting proscribed individuals and entities operating in the country and urged the international community to back Islamabad’s “great efforts” in combatting terrorism.
Pakistan on Friday launched guidelines for implementing the UNSC sanctions targeting UN-proscribed individuals and entities in the country.
The guidelines were prepared by the National Committee for overseeing implementation of sanctions against individuals and entities designated by the UN Security Council 1267 Al Qaida/Da’esh Sanctions regime and Security Council 1988 (Taliban Sanctions regime).
“The newly released guidelines are Pakistan’s latest measure to implement the National Action Plan. I think it shows Pakistan’s position and resolve to fight terrorism and to firmly implement the relevant UN resolutions.
“China highly applauds that. Pakistan is an important participant in the international counter-terrorism campaign,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media briefing here replying to a question on the recently released guidelines by Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry for the federal and provincial governments to further implement the relevant UN sanctions on individuals and terrorist organisations.
“The international community should enhance support to Islamabad,” the spokesperson said, adding that Pakistan has “long been making great efforts and sacrifices towards this goal”.