'A New Low, Even For Pakistan': India Slams Pak Foreign Minister Bilawal For Uncivilised Remarks Against PM Modi

Swarajya Staff

Dec 16, 2022, 05:07 PM | Updated 05:07 PM IST

Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at a press briefing at UN.
Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at a press briefing at UN.

India on Friday (16 December) lambasted Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his uncivilised remarks against PM Modi.

In response to media queries on Bilawal's personal attack on PM Modi, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the Pakistani FM's comments are "a new low, even for Pakistan".

"The Foreign Minister of Pakistan has obviously forgotten this day in 1971, which was a direct result of the genocide unleashed by Pakistani rulers against ethnic Bengalis and Hindus. Unfortunately, Pakistan does not seem to have changed much in the treatment of its minorities. It certainly lacks credentials to cast aspersions at India," the MEA spokesperson said.

As recent conferences and events have demonstrated, counter terrorism remains high on the global agenda, he said.

"Pakistan’s indisputable role in sponsoring, harbouring, and actively financing terrorist and terrorist organisations remains under the scanner. Pakistan FM’s uncivilised outburst seems to be a result of Pakistan’s increasing inability to use terrorists and their proxies," Bagchi added.

"Cities like New York, Mumbai, Pulwama, Pathankot and London are among the many that bear the scars of Pakistan-sponsored, supported and instigated terrorism. This violence has emanated from their Special Terrorist Zones and exported to all parts of the world. "Make in Pakistan” terrorism has to stop" the MEA spokesperson said.

Baghci added that Pakistan is a country that "glorifies Osama bin Laden as a martyr, and shelters terrorists like Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Sajid Mir and Dawood Ibrahim".

"No other country can boast having 126 UN-designated terrorists and 27 UN-designated terrorist entities!" he said.

"We wish that Pakistan FM would have listened more sincerely yesterday at the UN Security Council to the testimony of Ms. Anjali Kulthe, a Mumbai nurse who saved the lives of 20 pregnant women from the bullets of the Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab," the MEA spokesperson said.

"Clearly, the Foreign Minister was more interested in whitewashing Pakistan’s role," he added.

Bagchi said that Pakistan FM’s frustration would be better directed towards the masterminds of terrorist enterprises in his own country, who have made terrorism a part of their state policy.

"Pakistan needs to change its own mindset or remain a pariah," he added.

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