NEW YORK – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shows his serious concern over the destruction of Iraqi cultural heritage by the world’s biggest militant organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) aka Daish, PakistanTribe received international media reports.
“The secretary-general urgently calls on the international community to swiftly put a stop to such heinous terrorist activity and to counter the illicit traffic in cultural artifacts,” a statement said issued by spokesman of Ban ki-moon.
“The deliberate destruction of our common cultural heritage constitutes a war crime.”
He stressed that the perpetrators must be held to account.
ISIS militants have bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of ‘Nimrud’, smashed artifacts in the Mosul museum and have now reportedly set their sights on the 2,200-year old city of Hatra.
Ban said he was “outraged” by the destruction, citing the latest reports of the razing of Hatra, a world heritage site in the north of Iraq.
The U.N. chief spoke after Iraq’s tourism and antiquities minister, Adel Fahad al-Shershab, called on the U.S.-led coalition to protect archeological sites from the militants.
Da’ish is spreading its network around the globe. Pakistan is also one of those countries where Da’ish is organizing its network.
Sherry Rehman , PPP leader, also said in her social media message that “We Should not Brush Off the Da’ish threat”
We really should not brush off the Daish threat as thunder from distant spots.See new allegiance to Boko Haram. It’s a bloody tide advancing
— sherryrehman (@sherryrehman) March 9, 2015
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