Pakistan’s foreign minister Muhammad Asif said, Narendra Modi is a “terrorist” who has the blood of Muslims on his hands. That is what Khawaja asif had to say on a Pakistani news show.
Talking to Geo News’s Hamid Mir, Asif made his statement in an attempt to rebut External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who recently ripped into Pakistan at the United Nations for supporting and exporting terror.
Sushma Swaraj has accused us (Pakistan) of exporting terrorism. (However) one terrorist (in India) is the country’s prime minister himself, Asif told Mir on the Geo News show Capital Talk. He (Modi) has the blood of Muslims murdered in Gujarat on his hands, Asif also said. India is being “ruled by a terrorist party – the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), Asif went on to say.
Asif’s comments today were just the latest attempt by Pakistan to counter External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj excoriating Islamabad for its support for terrorism. While India has produced IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and IIMs (Indian Institute of Management), Pakistan has produced terrorist outfits like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Swaraj had memorably said.
Swaraj denounced Pakistan as the world’s greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity – this was the comment that Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Asif was referring to on Geo News before he called PM Modi a terrorist.
I would like to tell Pakistan’s politicians that perhaps the wisest thing they could do is to look within. India and Pakistan became free within hours of each other. Why is that today India is a recognized IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory of terror, Swaraj had gone on to say.
Swaraj, in her speech also targeted Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, though without calling him names. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi wasted rather too much of his speech [at the UN] in making accusations against us. He accused India of State-sponsored terrorism, and of violating human rights. Those listening had only one observation: ‘Look who’s talking! Swaraj had said.
Pakistan attempted to strongly respond to Swaraj at the UN, but embarrassed itself after Islamabad envoy to the UN held up an incorrect photo to allege human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Representative to the UN, spectacularly brandished a photo of a girl with facial injuries, suggesting that the woman was injured by pellet gun fire in Jammu and Kashmir. This, however, turned out to be a lie.
Lodhi then went on to call India the “mother of terrorism” in South Asia and also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without expressly naming him. Current political luminaries [in India] belong to an organisation that has the blood of thousands of Muslims of Gujarat on their hands,” Lodhi had said.
Lodhi’s boss, Khawaja Asif, however, took it a step further during his Geo News interview, personally and directly attacking PM Modi.