RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Director General of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that a statement was given yesterday about the release of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a bid to distort the facts.
In a short press Conference carrying one-point agenda in Rawalpindi on Thursday, the director general ISPR though didn’t name the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq but described his statement as tantamount to make controversial Pakistani nation’s victory against the Indian aggression in February last year.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said that such a negative narrative has a direct impact on national security.
The DG ISPR said that Pakistan decided to release the Indian pilot Abhinandan from the position of strength as a responsible state.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Pakistan’s decision to release Abhinandan was taken as a gesture of peace in the light of the Geneva Convention which was widely hailed in the world.
The director general said that Pakistan demonstrated well its resolve and capability in response to the Indian aggression. He said that Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets and arrested their pilot.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said that India violated the international laws after the Pulwama attack, and India had to lick the dust due to Pakistan’s effective response.
“We gave them a bloody nose and it is still hurting,” he said.