Islamabad: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected visit to Pakistan has “greatly hurt the sentiments of the nation”, says Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in a video message posted on social network.
In a series of tweets, Saeed also said: “Personal friendship aside, Modi is a murderer and brutal killer of Muslims, and occupier of Kashmir”, adding that he should not have been welcomed.
He noted that hours before Modi’s arrival in Lahore from Afghanistan, he openly declared Pakistan to be the cause of terrorism and instability in the region.
“Modi’s sudden visit and extraordinary treatment of him by the Pakistan government rekindled the painful memories of the relatives of terrorism victims in Pakistan and the people of Kashmir,” he lamented.
The neighbouring country only intends to safeguard its interests and bring the region under its influence, the JuD chief tweeted in Urdu.
“We must not forget this is the same month in which East Pakistan got separated from us and Modi admitted to have conspired that standing in Dhaka,” said Saeed.
“Even today on India’s consent, people are being hanged in Bangladesh for showing solidarity with Pakistan,” the hardliner added.