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Look who's talking, Pak is greatest exporter of terror: Top 10 quotes from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UNGA

Sushma Swaraj was at fine form at the UN as she took Pakistan to task.

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Look who's talking, Pak is greatest exporter of terror: Top 10 quotes from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UNGA
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Taking a dig at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked its leaders to introspect as to why India is recognised as a global IT superpower while Pakistan is infamous as the "pre- eminent export factory for terror".
In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session, Swaraj accused Pakistan of waging a war against India and said a country that has been the world's greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity became a champion of hypocrisy by preaching about humanity from this podium. 


She was referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's speech on Thursday wherein he accused India of violating human rights and state-sponsored terrorism.
"I would like today to tell Pakistan's politicians just this much, that perhaps the wisest thing they could do is to look within. India and Pakistan became free within hours of each other. Why is it that today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?" Swaraj asked.
India had ripped into Pakistan yesterday, describing it as "terroristan" and a land of "pure terror" that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism.
Speaking in Hindi for the second consecutive year at the annual UNGA session, Swaraj today said India has risen despite being the principal destination of Pakistan's nefarious export of terrorism.

Here are the top 10 quotes: 

1) Poverty eradication is a major priority of the Indian government. We are turning them from job-seekers into job-providers. While we are fighting poverty, Pakistan is busy fighting us.Pakistan should not preach about humanity to us. 


2)  Demonetisation was a courageous decision to challenge one of the by products of corruption, the "black money" that disappeared from circulation. Today, India has passed the Goods and Services Tax legislation, through
which there is one-tax across the country, without the untidy and punishing system of multiple taxes under differing categories in different parts of the country. 

3) We have IIT, IIMs and AIIMS to enhance education. Pakistan in return made LeT, Hizbul and other terror organisations. We have made doctors, scientists. Pakistan has made Jihadists and terrorists, who have not just harmed India, but also Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

4) There have been many governments under many parties during 70 years of Indian freedom, for we have been a sustained democracy. Every government has done its bit for India's development. We have marched ahead, consistently, without pause, in Education, Health and across the range of human welfare. We established scientific and technical institutions which are the pride of the world.

5) We produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you (Pakistan) produced? You have produced terrorists. Doctors save people from death; terrorists send them to death. If Pakistan had spent on its development what it has spent on developing terror, both Pakistan and the world would be safer and better-off today

6)   On Thursday, from this dais,Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi wasted rather too much of  his speech in making accusations against us. He accused India of State-sponsored terrorism, and of violating human rights. Those listening had  only one observation: "Look who's talking!" A country that has been the  world's greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity became a champion of hypocrisy by preaching about humanity from this podium.

 

7) Pak PM has recalled old resolutions that have been long overtaken by events.But his memory has conveniently failed him where it matters. 

8) Evil is evil. Let us accept that terrorism is an existentialist danger to humankind. There is absolutely no justification for this barbaric violence. 

9) Nature sent its warning to the world even before the world's leadership gathered in New York at the United Nations through Harvey. Once ourgathering began an earthquake struck Mexico and a hurricane landed in Dominica. We must understand this requires more serious action than talk. i

10) May all be happy;May all be healthy; May all see what is good; May all be free from suffering.

With inputs from PTI

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