Pakistan lawmaker Ayaz Sadiq, who confronted criticism from the Pakistan govt and Army for revealing that Imran Khan-led govt had launched Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman fearing an imminent assault from India, mentioned he stands by his assertion, including that he is aware of “many secrets” however by no means made irresponsible statements.
Speaking within the Pakistan National Assembly, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Sadiq had recounted the occasions of the February 2019 assembly throughout a speech within the nation’s National Assembly.
He had revealed why Imran Khan’s govt determined to launch Abhinandan Varthaman, saying Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa’s “legs were shaking” whereas Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi informed the assembly of parliamentary leaders that India was about to assault their nation.
His assertion was closely criticised by ruling occasion ministers and likewise prompted the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Major General Babar Iftikhar to carry a presser through which he sought to “correct the record” concerning the occasions.
“But these are political differences. Their attempt to associate my statement with the armed forces of Pakistan was not a service to the country,” Dawn quoted Sadiq as saying.
“You (the government) have played into the hands of Indian media and you have not done justice to Pakistan. I am standing by my stance and you will see in future, I have many secrets. I had been heading the National Security Committee,” it added.
Information Minister Shibli Faraz has slammed PML-N chief Ayaz Sadiq for his remarks recalling the incident that led to the launched of Abhinandan.
“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.
Wing Commander Varthaman arrive into the limelight after he shot down a Pakistani plane F-16, which had transgressed into the Indian airspace throughout a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani air drive on February 27, 2019 and within the course of, his aircraft crossed over to the 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.