Do not mistake our ‘ailing’ economy with defense capability, Rasheed tells India


MUZAFFARABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Friday warned India not to mistake what he dubbed as the ailing economy of Pakistan with the defense capabilities of the country.

Rasheed made the remarks while addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad where he is expected to join Prime Minister Imran Khan at his rally later today.

Talking to the media, he said Modi was arresting Kashmiri leaders with impunity and had revoked the constitutional autonomy of the occupied valley on Aug 5 with a proper plan.

Rasheed also said that Modi had lost his sanity and time had come for Pakistan to give the aggressor a befitting reply.

The minister reaffirmed the commitment of the government to stand with the people of occupied Kashmir in their time of need, saying the premier would also do the same when he addresses the UN later this month.

Rasheed highlighted the Hindu nationalism of Modi, saying the Indian premier had not nominated a single Muslim to a seat in the Indian parliament during elections.

He added that the controversial citizenship list issued by the Indian state of Assam, which had left millions of Muslims stateless and immigrants, was a part of the Hindu-supremacist agenda of the Modi.