Karachi: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and his government were left red-faced after an opposition leader made some starting revelations around the incident of releasing Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan.
In a speech in the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq, recounting the events of February 2019 said that the PM decided to release Abhinandan because the ruling party was scared of reaction from India.
"Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s “legs were shaking” and the government released the Wing Commander “out of fear”.
He said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a meeting of parliamentary leaders that India was about to attack their country if Pakistan did not release Wing Commander Varthaman that night by 9 pm.
The PML-N leader told opposition leaders that Mr Qureshi had held the “important” meeting with the parliamentary leaders, including PPP and PML-N and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had skipped the meeting.
It may be recalled that Wing Commander Varthaman’s fighter jet was downed while pursuing a Pakistani fighter jet during a dogfight, a day after India launched an airstrike on a terror camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 soldiers. A Pakistani F-16 was also shot down.
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