Boasting about its role, Pakistan has admitted that the Pulwama suicide attack in 2019 was carried out terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. The attack claimed more than 40 lives of paramilitary jawans.
Acknowledging the Pulwama attack, Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry termed it as an “accomplishment” under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday, “We attacked India after infiltrating in its own territory and the success in Pulwama was a success under the leadership of Imran Khan. It was a success of our community and the opposition is also a partner in this success.”
The minister was responding to Pakistan lawmaker Ayaz Sadiq who claimed that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was “shivering in his boots and perspiring” when he met lawmakers as he feared Indian retaliation if Indian Air Force fighter pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was held captive was not released. In a speech in the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq had said, “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had in an important meeting pointed out that if Pakistan did not release Wing Commander Varthaman, India would have attacked Pakistan that night by 9 pm.”
“I remember Shah Mahmood Qureshi was in the meeting which Imran Khan had refused to attend and the Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa came into the room, his legs were shaking and he was perspiring. The Foreign Minister said for god’s sake let Abhinandan go, India’s about to attack Pakistan at 9 pm,” Sadiq told the Assembly. Fawad Chaudhry dismissed Sadiq’s statement as lies and bragged that the Pulwama terror attack by Jaish was Pakistan’s collective achievement.