Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan today claimed that Narendra Modi, if elected as India's Prime Minister, would “destabilise” regional peace as he criticised the BJP leader's recent comments on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. In a statement, Khan said that first Modi should “decide where Dawood is living”.
The statement came against the backdrop of assertions by Modi that he will bring back Dawood from Pakistan if he comes to power.
Khan said “this provocative and condemnable statement of expected Prime Minister of India and leader of major political party is touching last limit of enmity towards Pakistan,” state-run APP news agency reported.
The Interior Minister said those who are giving statements that Pakistan is sheltering Dawood and launching operation on Pakistan soil “should realise that neither Pakistan is a weak country to be afraid of such threats, nor Pakistani nation can be impressed with such irresponsible statements.”
He said Pakistan's efforts for peace in the region should not be considered its weakness.