Thursday, November 26, 2020
News

Remarks recounting release of Wg Cdr Abhinandan have weakened state: Pak Minister

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Islamabad | October 31, 2020 3:12:29 AM IST
Pakistan's Information Minister Shibli Faraz has slammed PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq for his remarks recalling the incident that led to the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman fearing attack from India.

"The remarks by Ayaz Sadiq are beyond apology. Now the law will take its course. Weakening the state is an unforgivable crime for which Ayaz Sadiq and his companions must be punished," Faraz tweeted on Friday.

This comes after the Pakistani lawmaker Ayaz Sadiq had recounted the events of the February 2019 meeting during a speech in the country's National Assembly, where he had revealed why Imran Khan's government decided to release Abhinandan Varthaman.

Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader had said that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had in an important meeting pointed out that if Pakistan did not release Abhinandan Varthaman, India would attack Pakistan "that night by 9 pm."

The PML-N leader had to apologise for remarks after backlash from the government.

Wing Commander Varthaman came into the limelight after he shot down a Pakistani aircraft F-16, which had transgressed into the Indian airspace during a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani air force on February 27, 2019 and in the process, his plane crossed over to Pakistani side and was shot down.

Abhinandan was returned to India from the Attari-Wagah border on March 1, 2019. He has been awarded the Vir Chakra on Independence Day by President Ram Nath Kovind for his exemplary bravery. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Despite tensions, China buying computer ...
Former PM of Sudan Sadiq Mahdi dies of C...
26/11 anniversary: US says standing alon...
Turn the election over: Trump tells Penn...
US on track to begin immunisation agains...
France registers 16,282 new COVID-19 cas...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
12 years after 26/11, Pakistan's Punjab ...
Fire breaks out at Sun Mill Compound in ...
Gang who sold infants to childless coupl...
K'taka Cong chief appears before CBI, fl...
This unnatural government can not last l...
Cyclone Nivar to start landfall process ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Cyclone Nivar crosses TN and Puduch... 
Shringla arrives in Kathmandu on ma... 
26/11 anniversary: European Parliam... 
S. Korea reports 583 more COVID-19 ... 
ISL 7: Ferrando shifts focus on nex... 
Naxal killed in encounter in Chhatt... 
Telangana reports 862 new COVID-19 ... 
Stefan de Vrij 'disappointed' after...