Pakistan Finance Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi lost his temper when a reporter asked the names of the 58 countries which their Prime Minister has lauded for supporting Islamabad on its stance on the Kashmir issue at the UNHRC.
During a talk show on Pakistan TV channel Express News, the host Javed Chaudhry asked Qureshi to name these countries as he had repeatedly endorsed Khan’s statement that 58 countries had supported Islamabad on the Kashmir issue.
“On whose agenda are you working?” Khan snapped at talk show host Javed Chaudhry. “Are you going to tell me or decide which countries have or have not supported Pakistan at the UN? You may write whatever you want!” said the visibly irked minister.
When Qureshi was further pressed for endorsing Khan’s comment on his own Twitter handle, Qureshi blasted, “No! No! Show me the tweet I have written, not what Prime Minister Khan has written. You have said my tweet, show that to me. I want my tweet.”
Completely losing his cool, Qureshi started literally shouting at the show host and accused him of ‘running an agenda’.
Oddly still, even after the minister was shown his tweet, Qureshi audaciously commented that he found nothing wrong in the tweet. “I stand by what I have said. What is so surprising in this, whose agenda are you following?
Compelled by the disposition of lying through his teeth, Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan had audaciously commended 58 countries for supporting its Kashmir rhetorics in a Tweet posted on September 12, and most expectedly, Qureshi had endorsed this lie. It is, however, pertinent to note here that there are only 47 members in the UNHRC.
I commend the 58 countries that joined Pakistan in Human Rights Council on 10 Sept reinforcing demands of int community for India to stop use of force, lift siege, remove other restrictions, respect & protect Kashmiris’ rights & resolve Kashmir dispute through UNSC resolutions.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 12, 2019
Time and again, Pakistan has made several attempts to internationalise the issue of Kashmir but has not received support. Most of the countries, including major powers agree that the Kashmir conflict must be resolved between the two neighbours.
Pakistan has been repeatedly snubbed by the international community on several platforms after it cried foul over India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, with many countries backing India on the matter. India has always maintained that the decision to repeal Article 370 was an internal matter.
After facing severe humiliation and isolation at the global stage, the terrorist state of Pakistan had finally admitted that there were no takers for the anti-India propaganda pushed by his country.