Agartala: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said there was no point holding talks with Pakistan as the neighbouring country is run by “ISI, military and terrorists”, further terming the latter’s Prime Minister Imran Khan a “chaprasi” (peon). Also Read - Pakistan Might See 50,000 Covid-19 Cases by April End: Don't Think You Are Immune, Warns Imran Khan
Addressing a press conference in Agartala, Swamy said Imran Khwas the prime minister of Pakistan only on paper. Also Read - 'Proud of You': Pakistan ATC Lauds Air India For COVID-19 Relief Flights
When asked about infiltration of terrorists into India by Pakistan after Khan took over as prime minister of the neighbouring country, Swamy said, “Imran Khan is nothing but a ‘chaprasi’ (peon). Pakistan is run by the ISI, military and terrorists.” Also Read - End Terrorism if You Want to Contribute to J&K Welfare, MEA Warns Pakistan
Swamy’s remarks come on a day when India, at the UN General Assembly, strongly hit back at Pakistan for the “preposterous allegation” its Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made at the UN that terrorists behind the 2014 attack on a Peshawar school were “supported” by India, saying the “despicable insinuation” dishonours the memory of the children killed in the assault.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a blistering attack on Pakistan explaining why New Delhi decided to cancel talks with Islamabad, dismissing the latter’s claims that India is trying to sabotage the talks as a “lie”. She asked world leaders how can talks can be pursued in the midst of “terrorist bloodshed” with a nation that “glorifies killers.”
India had called off the meeting, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.
After becoming Pakistan Prime Minister in August this year, Khan had offered talks with India on key issues, including terrorism and Kashmir.
“There is no point of any talks with them,” Swamy said.
Swamy also said that Baluch and Sindhis should be recognised by the government of India. “Pakistan gets psychic pleasure when India abuses Pakistan. So, ignore them…,” he said.
On Bangladesh, he said India will continue to support it but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina “should tell those mad people to stop demolishing Hindu temples, converting Hindu temples into masjid and converting Hindus to Muslims. This will not be tolerated”.