Bilawal Bhutto calls PM Modi a ‘butcher’


Calling him a “butcher” of Gujarat and Kashmir, Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was blaming Pakistan only to divert attention from “atrocities” being committed in the Valley.

Speaking at a rally in Karsaz here yesterday, Bhutto said Modi is an “extremist”.

“I have said that Modi is an extremist and there should be no hopes attached to him,” Bhutto said.

He said Modi was blaming Pakistan only to divert attention from “atrocities” being committed in Kashmir.

He called Modi the “butcher of Gujarat and Kashmir”, ‘Geo news’ reported.

Highlighting the “plight” of Kashmiris, Bhutto, 28, said the people of the Valley were struggling for their “right to self-determination.”

Bhutto also put forth four demands, threatening that he would announce a long march on December 27 that if they were not fulfilled.

The demands include formation of a parliamentary committee on national security, passage of his party’s bill on Panama Papers, implementation on former President Asif Zardari’s resolution on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the immediate appointment of a foreign minister.

Bhutto also took a dig at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s policies, saying they were the reason Pakistan had been weakened.

“Mian sahib you have failed in implementing the National Action Plan…We will change Pakistan if the public supports us,” he said.

In his address at the BRICS summit yesterday, Modi called Pakistan a “mothership” of terrorism world-wide which shelters not just terrorists but nurtures a mindset that proclaimed that terrorism was justified for political gains.

“In our own region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development. Tragically its mothership is a country in India’s neighbourhood. Terror modules around the world are linked to this mothership,” he had said, attacking Pakistan for supporting cross-border terrorism.