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Video: 'Modi, Modi' chants raised in Pakistan's National Assembly

Rahul M
·1-min read

As opposition political parties in Pakistan collude with each other to take on Prime Minister Imran Khan, they resorted to chanting 'Modi, Modi' slogans inside the National Assembly to show their anger against the incumbent government.

(Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
(Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

When Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi began to condemn French President Emmanuel Macron for refusing to criticise a French publication, Charlie Hebdo, for caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, a few opposition members of parliament began to chanting 'Modi, Modi' to disrupt his speech.

Quereshi showed his displeasure by saying that even on such a sensitive issue, the opposition is doing repugnant politics.

He also pointed to Khawaja Asif, a politician from Nawaz Sharif's PML-N, and said it appeared to him that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘spirit has entered him’.

Pakistani opposition leaders took the Imran-led government to the cleaners over the failure to get Pakistan removed from the ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The Indian prime minister’s name has constantly been raked up in Pakistan. Last year, then then Pakistani Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed got an electric shock while making a speech criticising Modi at a gathering.