Up to date: November 1, 2020 6:56:17 pm
Amid backlash over his remarks towards the Pakistan Military chief, posters that includes Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Sardar Ayaz Sadiq with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian Air Pressure Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman got here up in components of Lahore on Saturday. The posters, which dubbed him as “traitor”, went viral on social media after first being noticed within the constituency of the previous Nationwide Meeting speaker. In a number of the posters, Sadiq’s face was morphed to resemble Varthaman.
This got here days after the PML-N chief advised Parliament that Military Chief Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa was perspiring and his “legs have been shaking” when International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned that India would have attacked “that evening at 10 pm” if Pakistan didn’t launch Abhinandan.
Reacting to Sadiq’s remarks, International Workplace spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned “there was no stress on Pakistan in any respect relating to the discharge of Wing Commander Abhinandan.”
“The Authorities of Pakistan took the choice as a gesture of peace, which was appreciated by the worldwide neighborhood,” PTI quoted him as saying.
The Wing Commander had landed throughout the border after an aerial dogfight following the Balakot airstrikes by New Delhi final yr. Earlier than his jet was hit, Varthaman had downed an F-16 fighter of Pakistan. He was launched on the evening of March 1 by Pakistan.
Sadiq, nonetheless, didn’t point out when the assembly between the highest Pakistani officers have been held.
The assertion prompted BJP chief J P Nadda to focus on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of not believing in something “Indian” and “mocking” the armed forces.
Sharing a video clipping of the speech by the Pakistani chief, Nadda tweeted: “Congress’ princeling doesn’t consider something Indian, be it our Military, our Authorities, our Residents. So, right here is one thing from his ‘Most Trusted Nation’, Pakistan. Hopefully now he sees some gentle…”
“Congress Occasion premised it’s total marketing campaign round conserving our armed forces weak. They mocked our armed forces, questioned their valour and tried each trick to make sure India doesn’t get newest Rafale Planes. The folks India rejected such politics and punished Congress,” he tweeted.
On February 26, 2019, IAF jets had bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan to avenge the Pulwama terrorist assault that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.
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