On Thursday, more than a year after a mean terrorist attack in Pulbama, Pakistan, blatantly boasted of the incident, dubbed the Imran Khan government’s’great achievement’. A total of 40 Central Reserve Police (CRPF) Zawan were killed in the attack on February 14, 2019.
In Pakistan’s parliament, Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry argued that the attack at Pulwama was a major achievement. Pakistan touched the attack and Chaudhry said, “We went into their homes and killed them (ghar me ghus ke maara).”
This confession came just one day after the Pakistani leader exposed the Imran Khan government. This is a development confirming Pakistan’s acceptance of defeat before India. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq alleged that the Pakistani government suddenly released the commander of the Indian Air Force (IAF) squadron, Abhinandan Varthaman, for fear of an Indian attack. IAF’s wing commander Varthaman landed in Pakistan in February 2019 after an air battle between Indian and Pakistani pilots.
Sadik recalled in his parliamentary address that on Wednesday, October 28, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had begged for the release of Wing Commander Bartaman at an important meeting. Qureshi pointed out that if Pakistan does not release Varthaman, India will attack Pakistan “until 9 that night,” as reported by Pakistani media website Dunya News.
PML-N leaders said they had asked opposition leaders to release the Kuresh-Ah accusations at meetings with parliamentary leaders including the PPP and PML-N, Kamar Jabedbazz and the Army General.
“I remember Shah Mahmoud Kureshi attending a meeting where Imran Khan refused to attend, and Bazwa Army Chief of Staff came into the room and his legs were shaking and sweating. The foreign minister sent a criticism team. India is trying to attack Pakistan at 9 PM,” Sadiq recalled the events of an important meeting, as Dunya News reported.
According to Dunya News, Sadiq said the opposition party supported the government in all matters, including Abhinandan, but “it will not be possible anymore.”
During a counterattack in response to the Balakot air raid in February 2019, Wing Commander Bartaman, who was flying a MiG 21 bison, was chasing a Pakistani F-16 fighter that invaded and shot down Indian airspace. In February 2019, in a dog fight between the Indian and Pakistani Air Forces, his plane was crossed over to the Pakistani side and shot down.
Wing Commander Bartaman safely exited, but upon landing he was detained by Pakistani forces. He was held captive for nearly 60 hours before being released to India. Wing Commander Varthaman returned to India on March 1, 2019 from the Attari-Wagah border. He also won the Vir Chakra gallantry award in August 2019 in honor of his heroic achievements.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the release of Varthaman, calling his decision “a gesture of peace.”