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New low, even for Pakistan: India slams Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over his remark on PM Narendra Modi Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
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New low, even for Pakistan: India slams Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over his remark on PM Narendra Modi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Dec 2022, 05:14 pm

United Nations: India on Friday slammed Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his comments against PM Narendra Modi and said his 'uncivilised outburst' seems to be a result of the country's increasing inability to use terrorists and their proxies.

"These 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," MEA said in a statement.

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

Indian foreign ministry said 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," read the statement.

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

MEA further targeted Bhutto over his remark and said: "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."

Bhutto triggered a controversy by calling Indian PM Narendra Modi as the 'Butcher' of Gujarat.

"Osama bin Laden is dead, but the butcher of Gujarat lives and he is the Prime Minister of India," he was quoted as saying by the media.