Sheikh Rasheed warns New Delhi not to mistake Pakistani economy for defense

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Friday warned India not to mistake the economy of Pakistan, which may be weak, with the defense capabilities of the country.

Rasheed made the remarks while addressing a press conference in the Central Press Club of Muzaffarabad. Rasheed is expected to join Prime Minster Imran Khan at a Kashmir solidarity rally later today.

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

Rasheed also said said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra 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 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 million of Muslims stateless and
immigrants, was a part of the Hindu-supremacist agenda of the Indian PM Modi. 

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