ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz on Friday hinted at legal action against former speaker Ayaz Sadiq for accusing the incumbent government of releasing Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan under pressure. What Ayaz Sadiq said is not forgivable, he wrote in a tweet. “Now the law will take its course.” Faraz asserted that “weakening the state” is an “unpardonable offense”, and promised that Sadiq and his followers to be punished for it.
Two senior PML-N lawmakers had earlier accused the PTI-led government of taking the decision to release Indian pilot Abhinandan under pressure.
Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar on Thursday said viewing the decision to release Abhinandan as anything other than “the mature response of a responsible state” is “highly regrettable”. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said the former NA speaker’s comments were “contrary to the truth” and regretted that “responsible people are making irresponsible statements”.