Pakistanis welcome Modi's Lahore stopover, but rattled Hafiz Saeed spews venom
Saeed, the chief of JuD and mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, used insulting and derogatory language against PM Modi for visiting Pakistan.
New Delhi: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday received acclaim from almost all quarters in both the countries, yet one person was particularly rattled by it - Hafiz Saeed.
Saeed, the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, used insulting and derogatory language against PM Modi for visiting Pakistan.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Saeed said Modi should not have been welcomed in Pakistan.
— Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (@HafizSaeedLive) December 25, 2015
He said that shortly before arriving in Lahore, Modi had tried to incite the people of Afghanistan against Pakistan while he was in Kabul.
“Few hours before #Modi arrival from Afghanistan, he had openly declared Pakistan to be the cause of terrorism and instability to the region (sic),” a Twitter handle in the name of Hafiz Saeed tweeted.
Saeed further accused PM Modi of not letting “any opportunity go waste to spit venom against Pakistan”.
When he had gone to Bangladesh recently, Modi had announced that he would break Pakistan, the JuD chief said in his video message issued after PM Modi's visit.
PM Modi took the world by surprise on Friday when he announced around noon that he would make a brief stopover in Lahore on his way back to New Delhi from Kabul to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who celebrated his birthday yesterday.
Sharif personally received Modi at Lahore airport and also came to see him off. In between, the two held one-on-one 90-minute long talks at Sharif's estate near Lahore.
The duo travelled to Sharif's ancestral home in Raiwind town together in a Pakistani government chopper.
Finally it's happened:breakfast in Kabul,lunch in Lahore,dinner in Delhi! Here's to many more of those w/ lunch in Delhi & dinner in Lahore!
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) December 25, 2015
Setting a major breakthrough as a benchmark for PM Modi's Lahore visit is ridiculous. Process itself is the breakthrough. Worth celebrating.
— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) December 25, 2015
— Sophia Saifi (@SophiaSaifi) December 25, 2015
Seriously...some partisans just can't seem to stomach this and that Civ Mil leadership is obviously on the same page is making them unhappy.
— Daaniyal (@le_Sabre) December 25, 2015
This is wonderful @narendramodi turn. Vajpayee's Pak policy still wisest & good to pick up that thread. Best b'day gift to Vajpayee as well
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) December 25, 2015