Abhinandan remarks: Pak considers registering treason case against PML-N leader

Abhinandan remarks: Pak considers registering treason case against PML-N leader

Lahore, November 1

The Pakistan authorities is mulling over registering a treason case towards a senior Opposition chief for his controversial assertion that the nation handed over captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to India beneath strain, a prime minister has mentioned.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday mentioned “legs were shaking and forehead perspiring” at a gathering of Pakistan’s prime leaders, together with Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, whereby Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi pleaded to launch Wing Commander Abhinandan, saying if he was not launched, India would assault Pakistan.

“Legs were shaking and forehead perspiring, and the foreign minister (Qureshi) told us, ‘For God’s sake, let him (Varthaman) go back now because India is attacking Pakistan at 9 PM in the night’,” Sadiq mentioned, recalling the assembly which was additionally attended by parliamentary leaders, together with these from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and PML-N, and added that “India was not planning to attack…They just wanted to kneel before India and send back Abhinandan.” Responding to Sadiq’s remarks, Pakistan Interior Minister Ejaz Shah informed reporters that the federal government was pondering over registering a treason case towards Sadiq as police have acquired a lot of complaints towards him.

He mentioned these toeing the road of India ought to higher go to Amritsar.

Posters of Sadiq have additionally appeared in Lahore, dubbing him a “traitor”.

Numerous posters and banners with photos of Wing Commander Abhinandan and Sadiq had been displayed within the constituency of the previous National Assembly Speaker.

Portraying Sadiq in Abhinandan’s getup, the posters learn: “Mir Sadiq, Mir Jaffar… Ayaz Sadiq.”

The PML-N has strongly reacted to the transfer blaming the PTI authorities for ‘awarding traitor certificates’ to its political opponents.

PML-N Punjab data secretary lawmaker Azma Bokhari mentioned the one who put up “traitor” posters of Sadiq should be having a prison file like up to now circumstances registered towards the PML-N management.

The 37-year-old Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets throughout aerial fight.

In the early hours of February 26, 2019, the IAF jets bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan and avenged the Pulwama terrorist assault that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.

Before his jet was hit, Abhinandan downed an F-16 fighter of Pakistan. He was launched on the evening of March 1 by Pakistan.

In a speech within the National Assembly, Sadiq mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan skipped the high-level assembly, which was attended by prime management, together with Army chief Gen Bajwa and Foreign Minister Qureshi. — PTI