The Pakistan People’s Party announced to hold country-wide rallies today to express solidarity with Chairman PPP and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over his response to his Indian counterpart J. Shankir during the briefing in the United Nations. The People’s Party has also appealed to other political parties to participate in the country-wide rallies to be held tomorrow and to express full solidarity with the Foreign Minister’s statement because this is not only an issue of a political party but it is a matter of honor of the entire country.
This was announced in a joint press conference of Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Saftey Shazia Atta Marri and Sindh Minister for Irrigation and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon held at Clifton Karachi.
While talking to media persons, Shazia Marri said that the statement of Indian Foreign Minister J. Shankar was a futile and irresponsible statement against the Pakistan, on which Foreign Minister of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari gave him a strong and bold befitting response. She said that we want to have good bilateral relations with all South Asian countries and Pakistan People’s Party has always supported better ties with neighboring countries, but current Indian Government is only prompting hatred among the peoples.
She said that the FM Bilawal did not talk against or criticize on Indian Government at first in the United Nations and Pakistan knows how to respond such remarks of Indian Government۔ She added that calling Pakistan a center of terrorism is a propaganda of India and we strongly condemned such remarks of Indian Foreign Minister J Shankar. Ms Marri said that Narindra Modi’s government is associating Muslims with terrorism, we were told that India is a secular country, but the Indian government is suppressing and violating Indian Muslim and also following the ideology of Hindutva.
She further said that when Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he was behind the massacre of Muslims and now, extremists of India are protesting against the FM Bilawal in India. Indian FM made a wrong statement against Pakistan in the UN and we want to remind Modi’s government that we are not afraid of their terrorism and threats, our decency should not be taken as our weakness.
Shazia Marri said that Shaheed Zulfiqar Bhutto had always fought the case of Kashmiris in the United Nations and today his grandson is also fighting for their rights of freedom. The current Modi’s government has increased more problem and difficulties of Kashmir even more complicated. She added that Modi’s government is sometimes attack on farmers and sometimes the students and spreading hatred.
She announced that PPP will hold rallies across the country in solidarity with Pakistan and the response of the Foreign Minister to his Indian counterpart against Pakistan and she appealed that all political parties should participate with us, because this is a day to show solidarity with Pakistan.
On this occasion, Sindh Minister for Information and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon said that Chairman PPP and FM Bilawal Bhutto responded to his counterpart of India in a bold manner and the whole of India has been shaken by Bilawal’s response.