Further fuelling the tension between India and Pakistan, former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad has called for a war against the neighbour after India claimed surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC).
Ever since the Uri attack by Pakistani terrorist that killed 19 Indian soldiers, political leaders and other prominent figures in both the countries have been engaged in verbal battle.
Challenging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start a war, the former right-handed batsmen was quoted by a Pakistani TV channel as saying: “”We are ready for martyrdom. Our nation cannot be cowed down by hollow threats.”
In a more offensive statement, he called PM Modi a “rotten egg”, and also added: “I want to reach out to the people of India. Come out and throw out this rotten egg.”
Adding to these, the cricketer was also waited as saying: “These people (Indians) are cowards. One should do tit for tat. They get scared of that only.”
Pakistan has denied all the reports that claiming India carried out surgical strikes along the LoC on eight terrorist launch pads operating in PoK, saying that only cross-border firing that took place during the night on 28 September.
However, India stressed on its announcement by claiming footage and stills were recorded in part through drones as evidence of the attack.
Another former Pakistani cricketer and political leader, Imran Khan on Friday said Pakistanis are ready for friendship, as war not a solution between the neighbours. But, he said Pakistan is united and standing behind its army against any aggression.
Seeking peace with the neighbour, former Pakistan national cricket team captain Shahid Afridi took to Twitter as saying: “Pakistan is a peace loving nation, y talk abt extreme measures when things can be resolved through dialogues. Pakistan wants cordial.”