PM Khan Says Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Will Be Released Tomorrow
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released tomorrow (Friday) as a peace gesture.
As a true statesman, taking the lead, Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI announced that Pakistan will release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman tomorrow as a peace gesture.#LetBetterSensePrevail
— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 28, 2019
Addressing a National Assembly session, Khan said that Pakistan will release Abhinandan as a peace gesture. He said tensions between the two countries are due to the Kashmir issue which could only be resolved via dialogue. The PM added that Pakistan wants peace and will continue to strive for peace and stability in the region.
He added that there were reports that India was planning a missile attack on Pakistan yesterday and the latter had fully prepared for it. However, Pakistan wants peace and will strive for it, he said.
Social Media Reacts As PM Imran Announces Release Of Indian Pilot
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) February 28, 2019
If you want to retain any faith in modesty or acknowledging an opponent's grace, do not watch India Today/Times Now at this moment. Calling Pakistan's peace promoting gesture of releasing #Abhinandan as having 'cracked under pressure' is laughably idiotic #SayNoToWar Well done IK
— Waqqas Mir (@wordoflaw) February 28, 2019
Pakistan and it’s people should be proud of acting with dignity in the fog of war. https://t.co/tILAiKl9kJ
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) February 28, 2019
Alhamdolillah! Thank you @ImranKhanPTI 4 giving us a strong inner strength & a strong moral ground. We still have much to do in our own home & I have faith in you, that you will indeed help us move forward. I hope other countries can do the same 4 themselves. God bless you always pic.twitter.com/DR9tsYOA9U
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) February 28, 2019
Indians Thank Imran Khan For His Gesture
— Smita Sharma (@Smita_Sharma) February 28, 2019
— Víkrám; विक्रम; ਵਿਕਰਮ ; وکرم۔ (@gvicks) February 28, 2019
— Bharat Kaushik (@bharatbharat) February 28, 2019
अभिनंदन Abhinandan !!
— Kapil Deo (@kapdeo) February 28, 2019
On Wednesday, two Indian jets were shot down by a vigilant PAF for intruding into Pakistan’s territory. Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was taken into custody.
DG ISPR confirmed the arrest and said that Pakistan aimed peace, but had to respond to Indian aggression. He asked the international community to intervene and help bolster the peace process. Prime Minister Imran Khan also reiterated Pakistan’s peace-friendly stance saying that war was not the solution to the crisis.
The captured soldier lauded professionalism of the Pakistan army saying that he “would not change his statement if he goes back to his country”.
Captured Indian pilot Abhinandan says he's been treated professionally by Pakistan Army. This bursts the Indian propaganda that he was mistreated by Pakistan. @SoniaNDTV please isey chala dein @ndtv par 😉😉 pic.twitter.com/qyk8j5xOlw
— NayaDaur Media (@nayadaurpk) February 27, 2019