Pakistan railway minister Sheikh Rasheed has been banned by National Press Club (NPC) in Islamabad, as per Pakistani news reports. Rasheed, known for his gaffe and absurd remarks was banned for 'uttering insulting sentences', the press note stated. The temporary ban on the Pakistani leader restricts his coverage in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Additionally, he is banned from entering NPC Islamabad and the Rawalpindi camp office for a week. The decision was taken after NPC president was informed that Rasheed had passed 'insulting remark' on a video journalist named Nasir who is receiving treatment for cancer at Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi during his visit.
As Imran Khan staged a so-called 'solidarity protest' under the name of Kashmir hour against the alleged atrocity inflicted on the people of Kashmir on Friday, his ministers got shock because of Modi's name, quite literally. Pakistan y announced that to show solidarity to Kashmir people all across the country will stop their work from 12- 12:30 and stand up literally. To ensure that people actually stop their work, several roads in various cities were blocked. Many of Pakistan's ministers held protest and spoke against Prime Minister Modi's administration. Among them was Minister of Railways of Pakistan Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad who literally got electric shock as soon as he began criticising Modi. The leader in utter embarrassment says that Modi sent shock but we will not stop the protest even as the crowd breaks into uncontrollable laughter.
Following the incident the video went viral on Internet and the minister on Friday accused India of electrocuting him and wanting him to die. While speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Sheikh Rashid said, "India wants me to die. Let India know that I won't die that easy." Earlier on August 28, Sheikh Rasheed had predicted that India and Pakistan would go on a full-blown war in either October or November. On August 23, Sheikh Rasheed was pelted with eggs and was allegedly punched for using "abusive language" against Pakistan Opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in London. He even added that both Samjhauta Express and Thar Express trains were shut down in order to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. He was also pelted with eggs in London. Below is the video:
Eggs thrown at railways minister Sheikh Rasheed in London. pic.twitter.com/0iRQXumslA— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) August 20, 2019