Islamabad (Pakistan): Even as the talks of Indo-Pak relations are going on since India backed off from a dialogue with Pakistan on the sidelines of UNGA following the killing of three soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, a top minister from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet was seen sharing stage with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor Ul Haq Qadri shared the dice with Saeed and was even heard urging the United Nations to declare India a terror state.
The reports came a day after Pakistan at the UNGA accused New Delhi of orchestrating the 2014 Peshawar school attack. Responding to the allegations in its Right to Reply, India on Sunday delivered a stinging reply in response to Pakistan’s statements. The Right to Reply statement titled New Pakistan cast in the mold of the old was delivered by Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.
In the Right to Reply, India said, “This morning my delegation came to this august assembly to listen attentively to the new Foreign Minister of Pakistan outline the vision of a new Pakistan. What we heard is a new Pakistan cast in the mold of old.” India also asserted that the allegations on India were a part of Pakistan’s attempts to get away from the “monster of terror” that it has created.
“Amongst the most outrageous was the preposterous allegation relating to the horrifying terror attack on Peshawar school four ago. Let me recollect, for Pak new govt, the outpouring of sorrow and pain in India that followed massacre of innocent children in ’14,” the statement said.
Responding to India, Pakistan accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of promoting fascism and terrorism in its branches. The breeding ground of terrorism in our region is the RSS centres of Fascism. The claims of religious superiority are perpetrated through straight patronage all across India,” Pakistani envoy Saad Warraich said before the UNGA.