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    India Played Up Trivial Issues, Ignored Key Questions: Pakistan Slams PM Modi’s UN Speech

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi prominently questioned the UN's reluctance to include India in its decision-making structure during his video address to the General Assembly on Saturday.

    has accused Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trivailsing his UN General Assembly address while ignoring some of the key issues facing his country.  

    Munir Akram, 's envoy to the United , said in a statement that Modi had played up “trivial issues”, while ignoring key ones the world was interested in, as per a report in the English-language daily Dawn on Monday.

    The news report was re-tweeted by Akram from his social media handle.

    Further criticising the Indian PM's speech for being “divorced” from reality, Akram remarked that the world wasn't interested in how many Indians defecate in public.

    The oblique reference was to Modi's UN address on Saturday, underlining that since 2014, 600 million Indians had been freed from open defecation due to the policies of his government.

    The Pakistani diplomat complained that the Indian prime minister's speech didn't touch upon the Kashmir dispute, the question of Palestinian statehood, or climate change.

    Provoking a sharp reaction from New Delhi during its “Right of Reply” later in the day, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his address to the UNGA that: “The one country in the world today where, I am sad to say, the state sponsors Islamophobia, is India. The reason…

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