Shiekh Rashid said that war with India will be the "last this time". (Image: PTI)
Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has predicted a full-blown war between the two countries underlining that the war is likely to occur in October or November. The provocative statement comes a few days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also threatened India of a nuclear war saying no country will win if it happens. In an official address to the nation, Khan said both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and if war happens the rest of the world will have to bear consequences.
While addressing a ceremony in his home town Rawalpindi, Rashid affirmed that the time for a final struggle for Kashmir has come and the war with India will be the "last this time".
"Kashmir is on the brink of destruction due to barbarian and fascist Narendra Modi, and Pakistan is the only obstacle in front of him. Why is the rest of the Muslim world silent over the issue?" Rashid asked.
"Jinnah had assessed the anti-Muslim mindset in India long ago. Those who still think about the possibility of dialogue with India are fools," he was quoted as saying by Pakistan Today.
"Imran Khan’s upcoming speech at the United Nations on Sept 27 holds vital significance. We are lucky to have a friend like China standing with us," he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has issued NOTAM (notice to airmen) and Naval warning in the view of a possible missile test-firing from Sonmiani flight test range near Karachi.