In the wake of the controversy that triggered over the 'googly remark' against the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Sunday, has given clarifications over his statement saying that dragging his comment towards Sikh sentiments is a 'deliberate attempt to misrepresent and mislead'.
Taking to social media, the Pakistan minister has posted tweets justifying his controversial googly comment by referring it to the bilateral interaction between the Indian government and Pakistani government. He went onto state that the 'neighbouring country has deep respect for Sikh sentiments and no amount of distortions or controversies would change it'.
Here are the tweets:
Earlier on Sunday, Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had urged Pakistan PM Imran Khan to take actions against the Foreign Minister for hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community.
Taking it to Twitter on Sunday, Harsimrat Kaur Badal wrote to state that Shah Mahmood Qureshi has hurt the sentiments of Sikhs by equating Kartarpur Corridor opening with 'trapping India by bowling a googly'.
Calling the statement 'disgusting', she went onto urge Pakistan PM Imran Khan to take actions against the Foreign Minister.
On Saturday, MEA Sushma Swaraj also tweeted to express discontent over her Pakistan counterpart's 'googly' remark on the Kartarpur Corridor opening. Stating that this has exposed him, she further wrote that 'Qureshi has no respect for Sikh sentiments and that he only plays googlies'.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, November 30, had made the 'googly' remark at a ceremony that took place in Islamabad to observe the 100-day performance of the Imran Khan-led Pakistani government. He had said that Pak PM Imran Khan 'bowled a google at India by opening the Kartarpur corridor'. "Bowling a googly" in cricketing terms means making a deceptive delivery to put the batsman in a difficult position.