Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said India’s ruling Bhartya Janata Party (BJP) was facing imminent defeat in New Delhi polls due to premier Narendra Modi’s contentious moves concerning new citizenship laws.
Addressing a gathering of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in Islamabad, the foreign minister said several countries that had deepened their ties with India, were reevaluating their relationships after the government’s questionable moves in occupied Kashmir and its introduction of discriminatory laws.
He further said that India’s economic growth has halved since the BJP came back into power. “We are worried that India may try to stage a Pulwama-like false flag operation to move its own peoples’ focus on Pakistan, instead of on its own economic situation,” Qureshi said.
Speaking of economic growth and stability, Qureshi said, “The world will take Pakistan seriously when we are financially stable.
“That is why I am here today, so that we can come up with ways for the foreign ministry to facilitate the finance ministry and other ministries in establishing contact with other countries and forging better ties with them.
“This will hep us learn from them and also work with them,” Qureshi said.
“It it true that everyone speaks of ethics and doing the right thing but their actions are always in line with safeguarding their own economic interests.”