PTI leader, Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari, on Tuesday, shared a controversial video of PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari apparently call Jews ‘brothers’ dating back to 2016.
Bilawal Bhutto said that he fears a similar hate campaign against Muslims has been initiated to what the Jewish community had once faced. He added that he is in pain to see Muslims ostensibly in Palestine being persecuted. According to him, Muslims are facing similar persecutions to what ‘Jewish brethren had faced after World War I.
Zulfi Bukhari who had been under intense media watch for speculations of his secret visits to Israel slammed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for calling Jewish brethren.
یہودی بھایئوں والے آج مجھ سے افواہوں کا جواب مانگ رہے ہیں pic.twitter.com/LAp5b8Y8Oq
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) June 29, 2021
The video is gaining immense traction on social media since then. Social media users have been pouring in mixed reactions on Twitter. Some disagreed with Bilawal Bhutto while some criticized Zulfikar Bukhari as well.
A Twitter user commented that there should not be hatred against the Jewish community but the aggressive and inhuman policies of Israel against Palestinians. He added that Muslims condemn the indiscriminate killings of Jew back in history.
Also, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday clarified a news item and denied allegations regarding a visit to Israel by former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari.
ہماری یہودیوں سےکوئی لڑائی نہیں۔ ہماری مخالفت اسرائیل سے اور فلسطینیوں کے بارے میں میں اسکی پالیسیوں سے ہے۔ہم یہودی مخالف جرائم خاص کر پچھلی صدی کی تیسری اؤر چوتھی دھائی میں یورپ میں ہونے والے یہودی قتل عام کی مذمت کرتے ہیں۔ مسلمانوں نے ہمیشہ یہودیوں کو اپنے ممالک میں پناہ دی
— Wajih Abbasi (@wajih_abbasi) June 29, 2021
Responding to queries regarding the media reports alleging a visit to Israel by former SAPM on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari and termed that these reports were baseless and misleading. He clarified that no such visit to Israel had been undertaken.
In this regard, categorical rejection was also issued today by the former SAPM himself, he added.
The spokesman recalled that this Ministry had rebutted similar false reports earlier on December 18, 2020. As reiterated earlier, there was no change in Pakistan’s principled position, he added.
He said that Pakistan had consistently called for a two-state solution, with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Sharif as the capital of the Palestinian State.