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According to Bilawal, neither India nor Pakistan offered assistance.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari explained Pakistan’s battle to overcome the ravages of the recent climate disaster, saying that neither India nor Islamabad offered assistance in dealing with the flood damage in the country.

The allegation was made during an interview with the French news agency France 24 when asked if Pakistan was receiving aid from one of its largest neighbours, India.

According to the foreign minister, Pakistan is “still in a state of active disaster, and the scale of climatic catastrophe in Pakistan is genuinely apocalyptic.” He praised the global response to the disaster and the ongoing relief from numerous countries, adding he couldn’t even count the countries on his fingers, but that India was not one of them.

Bilawal described Pakistan’s existing ties with India as having a long and difficult history with India, which is no longer the secular state envisaged by its founders.”Unfortunately, today’s India is a different India.” It is no longer the secular India that its founding fathers promised to all of its citizens.

It is becoming a Hindu-supremacist India at the expense of its Christian and Muslim minorities, and this is not the type of Muslim minorities found within India, but rather in the disputed region of Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).”

He referred to the August 2019 move, in which the Indian government abolished the IIOJK’s special status, and stated that these recent steps and actions have left Pakistan with very little space.

Bilawal went on to say that India’s “totally racist” and “Islamophobic” approach has sparked outrage not only in Kashmir, but throughout the country.

According to the foreign minister, India’s Muslim minority feels oppressed and insecure. He further stated that the government of India treats its own Muslim citizens in this manner as an active policy.

“You can only imagine how they treat Pakistani Muslims and the IIOJK,” he stated.Bilawal went on to say that he feels the younger generations on both sides want the countries to live in peace.