Islamabad, Oct 30: A Pakistan minister has issued a controversial statement saying that missiles will be fired at any country that had extending its support to India on the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and will be considered as an “enemy” of Islamabad.
“If tensions with India rise on Kashmir, Pakistan will be compelled to go to war. Those countries backing India and not Pakistan (over Kashmir) will be considered our enemy and a missile will be fired at India and those nations supporting it,” Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur said at an event on Tuesday.
The video has been shared via a post on social media platform Twitter by Pakistan-based journalist Naila Inayat.
The Pakistan leader’s rhetoric on Kashmir issue comes at a time when Pakistan has been meted out with complete isolation in international forums over their continuous rant over Kashmir.
New Delhi has reiterated that Kashmir is India’s internal matter and it will not appreciate any country interfering with its soverign rights.
Islamabad has unilaterally downgraded bilateral ties with India over New Delhi’s move to abrogate Article 370 that granted special powers to Jammu and Kashmir.