Afridi warns India against any future 'misadventure', asking Modi 'not to undermine' Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi Sunday warned Indian Prime Minister against future misadventure against Pakistan, advising India "not to undermine" Pakistan.

Addressing the participants of 17th Young Leaders Summit held here at Convention Center, Afridi said that Premier Modi must understand that any misadventure would be retaliated with 'full force', said a press release issued here.

The '17th Young Leaders Summit' was organised by Positive Pakistan in collaboration with Paigham-e-Pakistan on Sunday here at the Jinnah Convention Centre, aimed at promoting social harmony, peace and tolerance in the society and enhancing the employability skills of the youth.

"We know that India is all set to undergo elections in a few months time. We also know that the ruling party is facing strong challenge from the opposition and Premier Modi's popularity is waning. We also understand that the recent misadventure in February has further dealt the ruling party heavily and they may make another desperate effort to help win upcoming polls. But we will retaliate with full force if we are challenged. My message for Modi is .. don't undermine Pakistan," the minister said amid huge uproar as around twenty thousand youth raised patriotic slogans.

The Minister said Pakistan had done enough in war against terrorism and it had also taken the brunt of the war too.

"We will no more be heeding to 'do more' rhetoric. Afghan peace process is bearing fruits. It is time for the world to do more now," the minister said, referring to the ongoing peace talks between Afghan Taliban and the US administration.

The Minister said that Pashtuns have always been patriotic people and those who were speaking against Pakistan are speaking enemy's language.

"We are ready to embrace anyone who has real issues ... but anyone who creates law and order situation would be taken to task," he said and warned anti-state elements to refrain from working against the interests of the country. He vowed that the government would foil all conspiracies against the state of Pakistan.

The Minister said the participation of youth in decision making on social, cultural and economic affairs is very important for the bright future of the country. He said youth of the country have the ability to compete at all levels in the world, adding that if provided an opportunity they can play an important role in bringing about a real change in the country.

The Minister also urged the...

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