UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan has told the UN Security Council that its military forces were confronting Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in the country's north-wet regions with a solemn determination to defeat them. Speaking in a debate in the 15-member council on Tuesday, Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon said the reinvigorated campaign of the past three weeks against those who challenged the writ of the government had been succeeding. The Pakistan ambassador said the operation was launched after the people came together in opposition to the militants' challenge and forced the government to take the final action to against the militants. But, he said the move also brought about the biggest internal dislocation in the country's history. Over two million people left their houses sweltering in 45 degrees centigrade to 50 degrees centigrade to save themselves from the ongoing war between military and militants. Disease had also hit them and some deaths have occurred because of intense heat. Haroon said, since the 2007 visit of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Pakistan had done much to counter the financing of terrorism through legislation, the monitoring of banks, compliance with international instruments, the freezing of 128 bank accounts and other measures. Pakistan was also working on other important recommendations of the CTED report, though some legal recommendations required further study. It was to be hoped that the Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate would soon be able to deliver the assistance it had promised for capacity-building, since Pakistan's law enforcement agencies were in dire need of basic counter-terrorism equipment. Haroon also expressed hope that the Council would combine various anti-terrorism initiatives into one comprehensive sanctions regime. The biggest challenge to the al-Qaeda and Taliban sanctions regime came from the increasing number of court cases, some of them from Pakistani courts. To win those cases, the exclusive sharing of verifiable evidence with the courts and a time limit for listings might be considered. Pakistan, he said, was doing its best to ensure effective implementation of the sanctions regime, and had benefited from visits by the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team in that regard. As for resolution 1540 (2004) on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Pakistan had joined the consensus on that decision, but the arrangement should not be perpetuated at the cost of the revival and effectiveness of the multilateral disarmament machinery. Earlier, the chairs of the three committees created by the Security Council to enforce its counter-terrorism measures and related sanctions stressed that coordination between the panels, regular "stocktaking" of their working methods, and strong backing from United Nations Member States were of key importance in ensuring effective and efficient implementation of their respective mandates. "Terrorism and proliferation continue to be a daily reality and a threat to international peace and security, faced equally by States and individuals alike," Thomas Mayr-Harting (Austria) told the Council, as he spoke on behalf of the heads of the subsidiary bodies established pursuant to, respectively, resolution 1267 (1999) on Al-Qaeda and Taliban sanctions; resolution 1373 (2001) on Counter-terrorism; and resolution 1540 (2006) on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. In a presentation at the opening of a joint briefing on the work of the Committees over the past six months, Mayr-Harting, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, stressed that cooperation was a crucial element in the effort to answer the threat of terrorism, including that from the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons for terrorist purposes.