Pakistan minister warns of war with India this year

Published On: August 29, 2019 10:51 AM NPT By: Agencies

Islamabad: Amid heightening tension between Pakistan and India over Kashmir, Pakistan’s Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid on Wednesday said he ‘foresaw’ full-scale war between the two countries in late October or early November this year, media reports said.

Addressing local media persons in his hometown Rawalpindi, Rashid said “time had come for Kashmir’s final freedom struggle”.

The minister further declared that the imminent war with India “would be the last”, Gulf News reported.

Rashid held Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for Kashmir’s “destruction”.

He also criticized the United Nations’ role asking why the UN was not serious about implementing its resolutions over Kashmir.

“The United Nations Security Council would have held a plebiscite in Indian-Administered Kashmir till now if it really wanted to solve the issue. We must stand with the people of the Valley,” Gulf news quoted the Pakistani minister as saying.


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