FO response to Modi's statement is shocking: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

PM Modi's recent statement about Pakistan 'against diplomatic norms,' says Qureshi

Web Desk June 10, 2015
PM Modi's recent statement about Pakistan 'against diplomatic norms,' says Qureshi. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) vice-chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while addressing the media on Wednesday termed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent statement about Pakistan 'against diplomatic norms.'

PM Modi, who had wrapped up a two-day visit to Bangladesh on Sunday, not only accused Pakistan of spreading terrorism in India but also admitted that India had played a part in the break-up of Pakistan in 1971.

PTI's vice-chairman told the media that "We all know Mukti Bahini played a vicious role to divide Pakistan."

Read: Indian PM Modi accuses Pakistan of promoting terrorism

Yet he reiterated that the Foreign Office's response to Premier Modi's statement may prove to be damaging for relations between the two neighbours.

Although Qureshi said the government and the Foreign Office has turned a blind eye towards the sentiments of the nation and towards the killings in Burma, he applauded the government and its efforts to help the world fight against terrorism, especially Afghanistan.

Read: Modi’s anti-Pakistan remarks ‘regrettable’: FO

While referring to the Foreign Office's 'regrettable' response to Modi's statement, PTI vice-chairman expressed disbelief and though admitting that appeasement is necessary and is used as a weapon in diplomacy, however one must not 'overdo' it.

Adding that the government and Foreign Office after many protests by PTI over the killings of Muslims in Burma have agreed to pass a resolution, however should also work on rectifying the response in order to avoid making things worse.


Disgusted | 6 years ago | Reply You are being polite Mr Qureshi. The FO statement is disgraceful showing lack of self esteem.
adeel abbas | 6 years ago | Reply Can you please push them to pass a resolution for Pakistani minorities (non-deobandi muslims) too. or you just want to keep your eyes closed on their persecution?
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