Referring to Prime Minister Abbasi’s speech, Swaraj ridiculed Pakistan and said he “wasted” too much of his time in making accusations against India.
“Those listening had only one observation: ‘Look who’s talking!’ A country that has been the world’s greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity became a champion of hypocrisy by preaching about humanity from this podium,” Swaraj said.
Commenting on Abbasi’s claim that Pakistan’s founder M A Jinnah had bequeathed a foreign policy based on peace and friendship, she said while it remains open to question whether Jinnah actually advocated such principles, what is beyond doubt is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered the hand of peace and friendship since he assumed office.
“Pakistan’s Prime Minister must answer why his nation spurned this offer,” she said.
During her 21 minutes address, Swaraj punched Pakistan left, right and centre. She said that if Pakistan had spent on its development what it has spent on developing terror, both Pakistan and the world would be safer and better-off today.
(With agency inputs)