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Balochistan assembly adopts resolution condemning Modi’s I-Day speech

world Updated: Aug 28, 2016 13:27 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attacked Pakistan over alleged human rights abuses in Balochistan, Gilgit and “occupied” Kashmir, during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Balochistan assembly has adopted a unanimous resolution condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement about the Pakistani province during his Independence Day speech on August 15.

The resolution, tabled by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Muhammad Khan Lehri, was supported by all political parties, Dawn online reported.

The Indian PM had attacked Pakistan over alleged human rights abuses in Balochistan, Gilgit and “occupied” Kashmir, during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort.

“What kind of life is this, inspired by terrorism? What kind of government set-up is it that is inspired by terrorism?” Modi had asked then.

“The world will know about it and that’s sufficient for me,” he had said.

Balochistan chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri signed the condemnation resolution.

Modi’s statement about Balochistan has proved that terrorism in the province was clearly sponsored by India,” the resolution said.

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Commenting on the resolution, Lehri said: “Modi has violated the sovereignty of Pakistan and the United Nations charter in this regard.”

“Modi gave such statement to divert world’s attention from Kashmir,” Balochistan home minister Sarfaraz Bugti said.

National Party leader Sardar Aslam Bizenjo condemned the statement and urged all political forces to get united to foil designs of the enemies of Pakistan.

“We stand united for Pakistan,” he said.

The house had earlier adopted a condemnation resolution against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain with regard to national institutions and against the stability of Pakistan.

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