LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Sunday slammed the Indian premier saying that even though Narendra Modi had been elected as the prime minister, “his approach was still limited to that of a chief minister.”
“What Modi did in Bangladesh is for everyone to see.”
The minister cautioned India over inciting war, adding that such actions could put at risk the entire region’s security.
Speaking at the inauguration of a local development project in Lahore on Defence Day, the federal minister said the entire nation stood with the armed forces in the war against terror and the Karachi operation.
The PML-N stalwart went on to say that operation Zarb-i-Azb and the Karachi operation were the need of the hour, adding that for almost 50 years the people of Karachi have been facing atrocities.
“Political parties now have to rid their ranks of target killers and extortionists,” said Saad Rafique.
Just a day ago, the minister had said at a local event in Lahore that the MQM should “cleanse itself from terrorists and criminals” who are behind disrupting Karachi’s peace.
It is pertinent to mention here that the MQM and the federal government are at loggerheads following the former’s resignation from three legislative floors over excesses committed in the Rangers-led Karachi operation.
MQM claims these excesses include extrajudicial killing of workers, forceful detentions, bans on Altaf Hussain’s speeches and the MQM’s political and social activities.