The Pakistani government is considering filing a treason complaint against a top opposition leader for his remarks on the surrender of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Vardhaman to India. A senior minister gave this information. Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz (PML leader) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said on Wednesday that during a meeting attended by senior leaders of the country, including Pakistani Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa, his feet “were shaking and sweating on forehead”. “When Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while calling for the release of Abhinandan Vardhaman, commander of the Indian Air Force wing, said that India would attack Pakistan if he did not was not released.
Sadiq had said: “The feet were shaking and sweating on the forehead and the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Qureshi) told us:” For Allah, we should leave him (Vardhaman) because India invades Pakistan at nine o’clock in the evening. . Many parliamentary leaders were present at the meeting, including leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the PML-N.
Recalling the meeting, Sadiq said: “India was not planning to attack… They just wanted to kneel down in front of India and return the greetings.” It is unclear whether Sadiq was referring to General Bajwa or Foreign Minister Qureshi, whose feet were shaking and sweating.
The opposition leader said the meeting took place before Vardhaman’s release. Reacting to Sadiq’s remarks, Pakistani Interior Minister Ejaz Shah told reporters that the government was considering filing a sedition complaint against Sadiq because the police had received a number of complaints against him.
He said that those who speak the language of India, it would be better to go to Amritsar. Posters of Sadiq were also seen in Lahore, where he was called a “traitor”. A large number of posters of Abhinandan and Sadiq appeared in the constituency of the former Speaker of the National Assembly. The poster showing Sadiq in the Abhinandan costume reads: “Mir Sadiq, Mir Jafar… Ayaz Sadiq. ”
PML-N leader Azma Bukhari said anyone who put up posters calling Sadiq a “traitor” must have a criminal record. The 37-year-old Indian Air Force officer was arrested by the Pakistani military on February 27 when Vardhaman’s MiG-21 Bison plane crashed in an aerial clash with a Pakistani plane.
Indian Air Force planes destroyed the terrorist hideouts of Jaish-e-Mohammed located in Balakot in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan on February 26, 2019. This aerial action was carried out after the terrorist attack by Pulwama on February 14, 2019.
Before Vardhman’s plane fell, he shot down an F-16 from Pakistan. Pakistan handed it over to India on March 1.
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