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U.N. counsels patience on listing of Azhar

India must show patience on its counter-terrorism concerns, says the U.N.’s senior most official on the issue of designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and implementing U.N. sanctions against Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi based in Pakistan.

“India and all member states should understand that [the U.N. processes] take time and they must continue to cooperate,” said Jean Paul Laborde, the Executive Director of the Security Council’s counter-terrorism body, CTED, that was formed under resolution 1373 after the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. to help countries work together on prosecuting terrorists.

Mr. Laborde was in Delhi last week to address the concerns over the slow processing of India’s applications with the U.N. on terror.

Chief among those is the early ratification of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terror (CCIT) that India introduced in 1996. The CCIT has been held up at the U.N. by several countries, mainly the U.S. and France.

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