Following mounting international pressure due to India’s diplomatic coup, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today announced that they will release Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan’s Army yesterday, by tomorrow as a “goodwill gesture”.
The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while speaking at the country’s parliament said, “Yesterday I tried to call Narendra Modi to say that we don’t want escalation. Our push for de-escalation doesn’t mean we are afraid, We have an Indian pilot. As a peace gesture, we will release him tomorrow.”
Incidentally, his announcement came immediately after US President Donald Trump announced in Hanoi that tension between India and Pakistan to come to an end soon. Sensing that India succeeded in isolating Pakistan on the issue of terror and also Indian forces are ready to resist any provocative step from Pakistan side, he was left no way but to concede.
It was clear that Pakistan had tried its best to blackmail India keeping Wing Commander Abhinandan with them. Hours before Imran Khand’s statement, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the pilot will be released only if Indi agree for a dialogue.
It was also came to know that the Pakistan army tortured Abhinandan last night attempting to extract vital information related to our army movements.