Pakistani netizens are strongly reacting to the recent joint statement by US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Islamabad take steps to ensure that Pakistani soil is not being used in “launching terror attacks.”
In a joint statement issued as Modi paid a state visit to Washington and met Biden, the two leaders called for action against extremist groups allegedly based in Pakistan such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The statement is going viral on social media as political commenters and experts on matters of international relations analyze the statement and what it means for Pakistan.
The statement is also being condemned on social media since Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism and has already been fighting against frequent terror attacks. Therefore the statement by US and India is uncalled-for.
In fact, Pakistani netizens are demanding that the government of Pakistan hit back at India and the US with a befitting response for asking it to do more against terrorism. The incumbent PDM government has come under criticism for remaining silent on the joint statement by US President Biden and Indian PM Modi.
Pertinent to mention that Pakistan assisted the US in its War on Terror. Meanwhile, in 2020, Pakistan gave UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier accusing India of stoking “terrorism” in Pakistan.
Pakistan is victim of terrorism since decades by Daesh, Alqaeda, & TTP. Pakistan also combating conspiracies of neighbouring countries spreading anarchy and chaos but US’s President @POTUS issues joint statement with Modi that Pakistan should take action against terrorists who… pic.twitter.com/rv8kfo0x3q
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) June 22, 2023
پاکستان کا اصل ۹/۱۱ امریکہ بھارت کا مشترکہ اعلانیہ جو وائٹ ہاوس سے جاری ہوا جس میں پاکستان کو ڈو مور کرنے کا کہا گیا ہے فوری طور پہ اسکا منہ توڑ جواب دینا چاہئیے حکومت اپنے ملک کی ماوں بہنوں پہ ظلم بند کرے اور مودی کو جواب دے pic.twitter.com/W4xkwGnz4z
— Waqar Malik (@RealWaqarMaliks) June 23, 2023
@usembislamabad Biden and Modi demand Pakistan take action against ant-India terrorist groups. Will GOP take marbles out of its mouth and remind Uncle Sam how the Indian agent Kulbhushan Jhadav was involved in terrorist activities in Blochistan. He was awarded death sentence.
— Saleem's Post (@saleemakhtar53) June 23, 2023
Incredible silence by Shehbaz, Bilawal and whole PDM govt since the joint statement by US and India. They’re in govt unfortunately, and the Nation expects that Pakistan’s position is made clear asap, but here there is massive silence!
— Virk Shahzaib (@VirkSh786) June 23, 2023
Stunned silence so far from PDM Jokers along PM, as India US in a Joint Statement take Pakistan to Cleaners saying do more to stop Terrorism!
Thank You for making us a Laughing Stock in the worl with Zero Respect! pic.twitter.com/whZmi20lQo
— Zubair Ahmed Khan (@ZubairKhanPK) June 23, 2023
پاکستان کی سفارتی محاذ پر بڑی ناکامی!!
مودی نے بھارت کے الفاظ امریکا کے منہ سے کہلوا دیے جو بھارت چاہتا تھا بائیڈن نے وہ کہہ دیا۔
بلاول بھٹو کے سینکڑوں دوروں کا پاکستان کا کیا فائدہ ہوا یہ بندہ اپنی سی وی اپڈیٹ کرنے میں لگا ہے حکومت نے امریکا میں کوئی اثر رسوخ استعمال نہیں کیا۔… pic.twitter.com/mWMY61CRuG
— Noman Sarwar (@dexterousbunny) June 23, 2023
When Pakistani Govt busy lobbying seeking IMF tranche, the US Govt issues a joint statement urging Pakistan to stop cross boarder terrorism when Modi was the declared persona non grata over Gujrat massacre & thousands of Pakistanis lost their lives in American war on terror. pic.twitter.com/v4XLu75AdH
— Ahmed Janjua (@AhmedWJanjua) June 22, 2023
In his joint address to Congress, Modi makes an indirect reference to Pakistan, noting the Mumbai attacks of 2008 (carried out by LeT) and speaking of the need to address sponsors of terrorism. Big applause.
(This subject also appears in the Biden-Modi joint statement.)
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) June 22, 2023
When US and India in a joint statement ask Pakistan to end cross-border terrorism, I believe we should start thinking about where we went wrong and how can we fix it, as Pakistan was ahead of India in the 1960s. History, yes, but it can happen again.https://t.co/jThTtaQVI4
— Khawaja Burhan Uddin (@Khawajaburhan6) June 23, 2023
Pakistan blasted by Modi & Biden
Fair to say that the Modi years have seen US-Pak bilateralism hit an all-time low — versus an all-time high between New Delhi & Washington
Question is: how did Pakistan burn a 60-year-old defense partnership — and let India replace it as the… pic.twitter.com/KdlHiDqOEC
— Wajahat S. Khan (@WajSKhan) June 22, 2023
In the 58-point statement issued by the White House, Biden and Modi called for action against extremist groups allegedly based in Pakistan such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
“They strongly condemned cross-border terrorism, the use of terrorist proxies and called on Pakistan to take immediate action to ensure that no territory under its control is used for launching terrorist attacks,” the statement said.
Biden and Modi also reiterated the call for concerted action against all UN-listed terrorist groups including Al-Qa’ida, Daesh and Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen.
They stressed bringing the perpetrators of attacks, including the bloody 2008 siege of Mumbai and the Pathankot incidents.