In February 2019, when Pakistan took Indian Air Force Pilot Squadron Commander Abhinandan Varthaman hostage, then at a high-level meeting in Pakistan, the Foreign Minister of the At the time, Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that India was going to attack Pakistan. Hearing this, the legs of Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa present at the meeting shivered. This claim was made by a Pakistani MP. At the same meeting as the MP, the government Imran Khan decided to release the commander of the Abhinandan squadron.
In a speech to the National Assembly of the Pakistani Parliament, Pakistani Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told an important meeting that if Pakistan does not release Wing Commander Worthmann, India will attack Pakistan at 9 p.m.
The PML-N leader told opposition leaders that Shah Mahmood Qureshi called for the release of Wing Commander Worthman at a meeting of parliamentary leaders, including the leader of the PPP and PML-N and the head of the army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. .
He said, “I remember Shah Mahmood Qureshi was at the meeting that Imran Khan refused to attend and Army General General Bajwa walked into the room, his legs were shaking and he was sweating. Foreign Minister It was said, let the greetings go to Warthaman, otherwise at 9 pm India will attack Pakistan. “
Pakistani newspaper “Dunia News” quoted Sadiq as saying that then opposition MPs said they supported the government on all issues, including Captain Worthmann, but would no longer support them.