New Delhi, Jan 6 :The ruling party of Pakistan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government about the growing cases of killings of minorities over cow lynchings in India.
Imran Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) posted a tweet comparing Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
The tweet compares the leaders and highlights the treatment of religious minorities between the two governments with a caption and through an image.
“Two countries, two leaders, two days, two news” reads the image. Making the case for Imran Khan’s secular leanings the image shows a news clipping of recent decision by the Pakistani PM to declare the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in Peshawar as national heritage.
Under the column for Indian Prime Minister Modi is the headline “Muslim man lynched to death over an allegation of cow theft in India”.
Referring to an incident that took place in Bihar’s Araria district on December 29 in which a 55-year-old man, identified as Mohammad Kabul, was beaten to death by an irate mob of around 300 people over suspicion of cattle theft.
Drawing differences between the two leaders through the caption of the post, “Prime Minister Imran Khan believes in humanity and minority rights. Kartarpur corridor is a proof of this. While in India minorities are murdered in the name of religion. This is the difference which makes Imran Khan an esteemed leader.”
Comparing the treatment of minorities in Pakistan and India, in December, Imran Khan had said minorities would be treated as equal citizens in “Naya Pakistan”, “unlike what is happening in India”.