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Sheikh Rasheed suffered an electric shock during Kashmir Hour speech

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed received an electric shock while addressing a rally in Rawalpindi on Friday during ‘Kashmir Hour'.

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Sheikh Rasheed, Pakistan’s Railway Minister, was jolted with an electric shock through the mic but continued his speech against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A video circulating on social media showed how Sheikh Rasheed maintained his composure and remained calm. He also asked people surrounding him to remain calm and not to panic. The footage of the incident soon began making the rounds on social media.

The senior politician, however, was able to keep his composure and laughed it off by saying, “Now [Indian PM] Modi would never be able to sabotage this rally as the ‘current’ is there”.

In his speech, following the incident, he lambasted PM Modi for revoking the special status of Kashmir. He condemned India’s move of repealing Article 370 and 35-A from its constitution and termed Prime Minister Modi’s move as a ‘historic blunder’.

Kashmir Hour was observed countrywide on Friday, August 30th, with the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) played in a show of solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris.

Rasheed added that the Kashmir issue is getting international attention due to New Delhi’s unethical and wrong actions.

A day before Kashmir Hour, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed released a video message that Pakistan Railways will abide by the call of PM Khan to mark Kashmir Hour on Friday.

In a video message, he had said: “As many as 138 trains will observe a one-minute stop across the country, whether they will be at railway stations or on tracks, during 1200 hours to 1230 hours. National anthem and songs will be played to show solidarity with Kashmiris.”

Sheikh Rasheed added that routine work for the day will remain suspended in between 12.00 to 12.300 pm at all Pakistan railway shops, stations, and offices.

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Kashmir Hour was observed countrywide on Friday, August 30th, with the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) played in a show of solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris.

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