NANKANA SAHAB: The federal authorities has obtained a number of requests looking for expenses underneath Article 6 of the Constitution towards former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah mentioned on Saturday.
Addressing a ceremony in Nankana Sahab, Shah mentioned the petitions, obtained in Islamabad and Lahore, have been despatched for authorized assessment.
Shah’s assertion comes a day after Information Minister Shibli Faraz hinted at authorized motion towards the PML-N chief over his controversial claims concerning the circumstances surrounding the discharge of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
“Ayaz Sadiq has passed a very wrong statement about Indian pilot Abhinandan and the army chief,” Shah mentioned.
Slamming the opposition occasion, the inside minister mentioned he dismissed the allegations leveled towards the Pakistan Army “from abroad”, and swore that every one this was an try and safe the Opposition’s looted wealth.
‘Abhinandan freed underneath strain’
Two senior PML-N lawmakers had earlier accused the PTI-led authorities of taking the choice to launch Indian pilot Abhinandan underneath strain.
“Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was present in the meeting, which Imran Khan had refused to attend,” Ayaz Sadiq had mentioned in parliament on Wednesday, including that Qureshi had “begged the Opposition to release Abhinandan or else India would attack Pakistan at 9:00pm”.
“India never attacked Pakistan but the government nonetheless handed over Abhinandan to Indian authorities,” Sadiq had mentioned.
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The feedback had kicked off a furore in Indian media, as channel upon channel and publication upon publication seized on Sadiq’s assertion, misrepresented elements of it, and painted the image that India had by some means prevailed over Pakistan in securing the downed pilot’s launch.
Reaction to Ayaz Sadiq’s assertion
The response that adopted Sadiq’s feedback in Pakistan was swift.
Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar on Thursday mentioned viewing the choice to launch Abhinandan as something apart from “the mature response of a responsible state” is “highly regrettable”.
A short time earlier than the DG ISPR’s press convention, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had mentioned the previous NA speaker’s feedback have been “contrary to the truth” and regretted that “responsible people are making irresponsible statements”.
“Highly irresponsible statements are being issued for political gains; responsible people are talking irresponsibly, which is surprising,” the international minister mentioned. “These people are misleading the nation on the issues of Kulbhushan and Abhinandan.”
Ayaz Sadiq’s clarification
In his defence, Sadiq lambasted the Indian media for “distorting” his feedback. “One thing is clear: Abhinandan did not come to Pakistan to distribute sweets; he had attacked Pakistan,” the PML-N chief mentioned.
However, Sadiq, in a pointed assault directed at Prime Minister Imran Khan, additionally requested if the choice to launch Abhinandan was made “on dictation” from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
‘Time for apology over’
On Friday, Shibli Faraz had hinted at authorized motion towards the previous National Assembly speaker for accusing the incumbent authorities of caving to Indian strain.
“What Ayaz Sadiq said is not forgivable,” he wrote in a tweet. “Now the law will take its course.”
Faraz asserted that “weakening the state” is an “unpardonable offense”, and promised that Sadiq and his followers could be punished for it.