Vidisha Maitra, the First Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday (IST), in response to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the 74th UNGA has said that, "Imran Khan's justification of terrorism was brazen and incendiary." She further went on to state that, "For someone who was once a cricketer and believed in the gentleman's game, today's speech bordered on the crudeness of a variety reminiscent of the guns of Darra Adam Khel." Imran Khan, during his speech, invited the United Nations observers to Pakistan to check on the militant organizations in Pakistan. In response to this, Maitra said, "Now that Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited UN observers to Pakistan to verify that are no militant organizations in Pakistan, the world will hold him to that promise."
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his 45-minute long speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), made a lot of bizarre and absurd statements. In his speech, he complained about India and threatened another Pulwama attack on India. He further defended terrorism with a 'Hollywood movie' analogy. Khan further blamed India and called the country an 'agenda' for facing the heat of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). He has also backed Pakistan for backing the Pakistani militant, Hizbul Mujahideen.
The 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened on September 17, when the first high-level debate happened on September 24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Assembly on Friday (IST). In his speech, he elaborated on the welfare of the world and the schemes implemented by the Indian Government for the development. He focused on the fight against terrorism, and fight against the single-use plastic.