ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz on Friday warned that “the law will take its course” in opposition to PML-N chief Ayaz Sadiq for his feedback whereby he had accused the incumbent PTI-led authorities of releasing Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman below stress.
“What Ayaz Sadiq said is beyond forgiveness,” Faraz mentioned on Twitter, warning that “now the law will take its course.”
“Weakening the state is an unforgivable offence,” the minister wrote, including that Sadiq and his followers ought to be punished for it.
Two senior PML-N lawmakers, together with the previous National Assembly speaker, had earlier accused the federal government of taking the choice to launch Indian pilot Abhinandan below stress.
“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 9pm”.
“India never attacked Pakistan but the government nonetheless handed over Abhinandan to Indian authorities,” he had mentioned.
The response that adopted Sadiq’s feedback was swift.
Reaction to Ayaz Sadiq’s assertion
Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar on Thursday mentioned viewing the choice to launch Abhinandan as something aside from “the mature response of a responsible state” is “highly regrettable”.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had mentioned the previous NA speaker’s feedback had 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.