NEW DELHI – A retired Indian Major stated on Tuesday that the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Asif insults his own country.
Major (r) Gaurav Arya made these remarks during a show on Republic TV, a media outlet owned by ultranationalist mogul Arnab Goswami on Tuesday.
During a discussion regarding the attack on Indian base in Indian-Occupied Kashmir, Arya further alleged that Khawaja Asif was an embarrassment for Pakistan as well.
He also quoted former President Pervez Musharraf and said that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were termed heroes in his stint and that in contrast the incumbent Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif branded the groups as a liability.
The panellist also insinuated that Pakistan could keep on sending the vermin across the border which they have been doing while referring to the recent incident in Srinagar.
It bears mentioning that the statement made by Asif during the Asia Society talk last week caused uproar in Pakistan as the legislator termed the groups a liability admitting that Pakistan needed to do more in this regard.
Don't blame us for Haqqanis and Hafiz Saeeds, they were your darlings just 20-30 yrs ago: Khawaja Asif to US. Calls Hafiz Saeed a liability pic.twitter.com/HPK6RFPnjs
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) September 27, 2017
The statement irked opposition parties, mainly Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, which censured the legislator with Imran Khan designating the statement an attempt to undermine national security.
PTI also vowed to move an adjournment motion in the National Assembly aimed at seeking an explanation from Khawaja Muhammad Asif for making “extremely controversial remarks” during his US tour.