ISLAMABAD – Interior Affairs Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Tuesday expressed his reaction over a statement of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for prime ministership Narendra Modi about ‘attacking Pakistan’ and said that his statement was irresponsible and shameful.
In a statement, issued here, Nisar said that first Modi should decide where Dawood Ibrahim was living in and later dream of attacking Pakistan. The minister said that it looked that Modi had not learned from his shameful mistakes and earning bad name as a chief minister of India’s Gujarat.
Nisar said that this provocative and condemnable statement of expected prime minister of India and leader of major political party was touching last limit of enmity towards Pakistan. He said that Narindra Modi had gone to the extent in enmity towards Pakistan particularly Muslims that if elected as a prime minister it would destabilise the regional peace.
The minister said those who were giving statements that Pakistan was sheltering Dawood Ibrahim and launching operation on Pakistan soil should realise that neither Pakistan was a weak country to be afraid of such threats, nor Pakistani nation can be impressed with such irresponsible statements.
He said that Pakistan’s efforts for peace in the region should not be considered its weakness. He said that the Pakistani leadership, people and particularly armed forces have the right and power to reciprocate the expression of sentiments coming from across the border.