Bomb toh humaare paas bhi hai: Asaduddin Owaisi on Pak PM Imran Khan's televised address

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The Hyderabad MP’s remark came days after Imran Khan, in a televised address, said that India and Pakisan should de-escalate military action because with the number of weapons both countries possess the war might get out of everyone’s control.

Owaisi further said the Pakistan prime minister, instead, should tackle terror outfits operating in his own country. (File photo: PTI)

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said India too “has atom bombs” and that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan should not give empty nuke threats.

The Hyderabad MP’s remark came days after Imran Khan, in a televised address, said that India and Pakisan should de-escalate military action because with the number of weapons both countries possess the war might get out of everyone’s control. Imran Khan also referred to the two countries being nuclear powers.

“The Pakistan prime minister talks about atom bomb Kya baat kartey hain?! [What is he saying?] Don’t we have it? Bomb toh humaare paas bhi hai [We have it too]. What is he talking about?” Owaisi said, while addressing a public function in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Owaisi further said the Pakistan prime minister, instead, should tackle terror outfits operating in his own country. He said Imran Khan should first deal with “Lashkar-e-Shaitaan and Jaish-e-Shaitaan,” alluding to terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed — both believed to be based in Pakistan, much to the premier’s persistent denial.

Imran Khan’s statement had come amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed on February 14.

Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack.

India and Pakistan have, since been, exchanging charges and barbs over who was responsible for the attack. While India accuses Pakistan of harbouring terror groups on its soil, Imran Khan maintains Jaish is nowhere connected with Islamabad.

Days after Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike at a terror camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammed. Pakistan retaliated by attempting to bomb Indian military installations on Wednesday morning. The attempt was foiled by the Indian Air Force.

But IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistani forces and was later released as a “peace gesture”, as termed by Imran Khan.

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