Pakistan’s deep-seated hatred of India came to light on Thursday when the scion of the Bhutto-Zardari family, Bilawal Zardari, launched a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York after Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar made Pakistan an epicenter of global terrorism. mentioned.
Son of slain former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and grandson of hanged former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who both pledged to wage a 1,000-year jihad against India over Kashmir, Bilawal Bhutto called out cockney-accented PM Modi and accused India of doing so targeting global terrorist Hafiz Saeed exploded in 2021 spreading terror in the Islamic Republic.
While Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged during the army dictatorship of General Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, Bilawal’s mother was shot during the regime of another army dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, with a needle of suspicion against Pakistan’s ISI, though the case has been buried in files in Rawalpindi GHQ.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Zardari was clearly trying to exemplify EAM Jaishankar’s speech at the UN Security Council where he singled out Pakistan for its role in spreading terror around the world. Bhutto-Zardari’s defamatory remarks at the press conference targeted the domestic audience in Pakistan and the ever-growing Pakistani diaspora in the west.
Zardari’s personal diatribe against Prime Minister Modi appears to be deliberate as Pakistan is ignored by India and not a single bilateral word has been exchanged since Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked Pathankot air base in January 2016. Used to be celebrated by the left-wing liberal Indians media agree, today Pakistan is frustrated because no one in the world supported them except iron brother China when Modi government revoked Article 370 and 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.
Cross-border terror by the Pakistani deep state no longer pays off as there is immediate retaliation from Modi’s India and even the Pak hinterland is not safe as demonstrated in the February 26, 2019 attack by the Indian Air Force on the JeM terror training camp in Balakot in KP province of Pakistan.
While the Pakistani military clearly does not want to open a front with India, it is the civilian leadership of the Republic that is spewing venom against Prime Minister Modi in view of the Islamist radical vote in Pakistan’s upcoming general elections. The problem has also multiplied for Islamabad as the Taliban regime in Afghanistan has opened the western border as the Sunni Pashtuns refuse to accept the Durand Line as an international border.
The Taliban regime has taken a step forward and refuses to act as Pakistan’s proxy against India, while the extremist Tehreek-e-Taliban supports Pakistan in its fight against Rawalpindi. The fact is that the Taliban blame Pakistan for tipping off US intelligence about the whereabouts of now-killed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahiri in Kabul. Zawahiri’s predecessor Osama bin Laden was protected by Pakistan until US forces neutralized him in Abbotabad, near the Pak army training academy.
While EAM in its UN Security Council speech recommended that Pakistan should reject terrorism for improving bilateral relations, Zardari and his subordinate remarks over the past two days clearly show that Pakistan lives in denial of terror factories in India and will continue jihad as a weapon against India. . After all, this is Bilawal Zardari’s legacy.