ISLAMABAD - PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday strongly reacted to the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan terming it highly provocative, irresponsible and inflammatory for the people of Pakistan.

The PPP chief said Modi should first stand accountable to the international community for unending and perpetual atrocities against Kashmiris, Muslims and Dalits in Held Kashmir and India.

“Balochistan is an integral part of a democratic Pakistan and follies of a dictator cannot empower the Indian Prime Minister to speak on our internal issues,” he stated in a statement.

Bilawal said that Held Kashmir was under curfew since many weeks and 79 innocent Kashmiris have been mowed down by the Indian armed forces within last two months alone.

“Modi may have some yaars (close friends) in Pakistan but the people of Pakistan won’t tolerate such language from him against Balochistan or any other integral part of Pakistan. We are a sovereign nation having all the tools to maintain our sovereignty at every cost,” he added.

The PPP chief said his party alongwith all the democratic forces of Pakistan have condemned the outrageous remarks of Narendra Modi and asked him to allow the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir under UN aegis instead of dilly-dallying and prolonging the issue.

“Attempts to divert the attention from world’s only nuclear flashpoint Kashmir won’t work,” he added.

Bilawal called upon the United Nations Security Council to intervene immediately to halt the war-mongering Indian Prime Minister Modi from dragging the region to devastation and to uphold sanity.

He said that PPP workers were standing with the people of Pakistan in a unified and integrated unity to fight against any aggression from the enemy.