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PM Modi calls on Pakistanis to ask their 'rulers' to fight against corruption, not India

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 15:39 IST

Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Nov.25 (ANI): Asserting that the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) has wreaked havoc in the Pakistani establishment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on the citizens of the hostile neighbour to ask the government in Islamabad to focus its attention on corruption and black money in the country and not against fighting India.

"Pakistan is not far from here, still look at the valour of our army soldiers. When they conducted surgical strike, it created havoc across the border," he said at the foundation ceremony of the All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) in Bhatinda.

Sending a message to the people of Pakistan, the Prime Minister added, "I want to speak to the people of Pakistan once again. They must talk to their rulers and decide whether they want to fight against India or not. They should tell their rulers to fight against corruption and fake notes."

Earlier on September 25, Prime Minister Modi had asked the Pakistanis to ask their rulers as to why the nation was hell bent on exporting terrorism at a time when India was exporting software to the entire world.

The Prime Minister's remark came in response to the terrorist strike at the Army camp on September 18, where 18 soldiers were killed.

This also comes at a time when Pakistan has asked the United Nations to act before the escalation along the LoC becomes a "full-fledged crisis."(ANI)