Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed suffered an electric shock on Friday while speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally during the “Kashmir Hour”.
Pakistan on Friday observed the “Kashmir Hour” to express “solidarity” with the Kashmiri people after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a video, Rashid, a known motormouth, says while addressing the rally, “Hum tumhari Modi niyaton se waqif hain (we are aware of your intentions, Narendra Modi)”.
The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows that the moment Rashid utters the sentence, he gets an electric shock in his hand, forcing him to discontinue his speech momentarily.
“Current lag gaya. Khair, koi baat nahi. Mera khayal hai, current aa gaya. Yeh Modi is jalse ko nakam nahi kr sakta (I think it was electric current. Never mind. Modi cannot ruin this rally),” he said while resuming his speech.
Rashid claimed on Thursday that US President Donald Trump was “deceiving” both India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir.
Talking to reporters in Rawalpindi, he said the Kashmir issue would be resolved during the tenures of Prime Minister Khan and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Rashid said both Samjhauta Express and Thar Express trains were shut down to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
Earlier this week, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had reportedly predicted a “full-blown war between Pakistan and India likely to occur in the month of October or November”.
Ahmed was quoted as saying by Pakistani media that “a full-blown war between Pakistan and India is likely to occur in October or the following month.”
Ahmed, while addressing a ceremony in Rawalpindi, said that the war with India will be the “last this time”.
He also slammed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for failing to put pressure on India.
Tensions between the two nations escalated once again after Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
Following this, Pakistan decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India over the Kashmir move. It expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and suspended trade with India.
In a series of retaliatory measures, Islamabad suspended the Samjhauta Express and Thar Express services operating between Pakistan and India.
India has slammed Pakistan for the unilateral decisions taken in respect to the bilateral relations and urged the neighbouring nation to “review the steps taken so that normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved”.