In a sensational disclosure, a Pakistani member of parliament has revealed that his country had decided to return Wing Commander Abhinandan due to the fear of being attacked by India last year. The revelation was made in the Pakistani parliament by Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq.
Speaking in parliament, Sadiq recalled the developments of a parliamentary party meeting last year. He said, “I remember, Shah Mahmood Qureshi was in that meeting. The prime minister had refused to attend that meeting.”
When the ‘Chief of Army Staff’ arrived, added Sadiq, he was sweating and his legs trembling with fear. Sadiq said that Qureshi informed how India was about to attack Pakistan by 9 PM. “The foreign minister (Qureshi) told us, ‘For God’s sake, let him (Wing Commander Abhinandan) because India is attacking Pakistan at 9 PM in the night.’ India was not planning to attack..They just wanted to kneel before India and send back Abhinandan.”
Following India’s airstrikes in Balakot, the Pakistani army had captured the Indian Air Force officer, Wing Commander Abhinandan. The IAF officer was later released, but Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had told in his country’s parliament that the decision to return Abhinandan was a part of a goodwill gesture from the neighbouring country.
Revelations made by Sadiq confirms what Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in an election rally last year. Addressing a poll rally at Patan in his home state Gujarat, Modi had said that ‘we conducted a press conference and warned Pakistan that if anything happened to our pilot, you will keep telling the world that Modi did this to you.’
‘COAS Bajwa’s Legs Were Shaking & Forehead Sweating’
This was the condition of Pakistan during Abhinandan incident & then they try trolling Indians on SM 😂 pic.twitter.com/0ssyVQzndZ
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“A senior American official said on the second day that Modi has kept ready 12 missiles and might attack and the situation will deteriorate. Pakistan announced to return the pilot on the second day, else it was going to be qatal ki raat (night of massacre)” Modi was quoted by news agency PTI.