Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) on Friday rejected the statements issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto’s “butcher” remarks about PM Narendra Modi. The FO calls it a “reflection of India’s growing frustration”.
“With its statement, the Indian Government has tried to hide behind subterfuge and canard to conceal the realities of the 2002 Gujarat massacre,” said the statement issued by FO.
Earlier on Thursday, Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishanker levied allegations on Pakistan, accusing it of terror-sponsoring activities. Responding to these strong claims, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “butcher of Gujrat”.
FM Bilawal’s Butto statement was hard-hitting reply to his Indian counterpart’s malicious remarks. In a fresh statement issued by Indian Ministry, Jaishanker repeated the allegations which he had made during the briefing at UN Security Council two days before.
Jaishunkar claimed that Pakistan had ‘sheltered’ Osama Bin Laden, declaring Pakistan the epicenter of terrorism.
After the response of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Foreign Office of Pakistan also issued a stance of the country on India’s allegation, saying, “With its statement, the Indian Government has tried to hide behind subterfuge and canard to conceal the realities of the 2002 Gujarat massacre. It is a shameful story of mass killings, lynching, rape, and plunder”.
FO said, “As it peddles a fictitious narrative of victimhood, India is itself a perpetrator of repression in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and a sponsor and financier of terrorist groups in South Asia”.
“We are confident that the international community would look through this facade and the dream of RSS-BJP to turn South Asia in its image will remain unrealized,” said FO in the statement.
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