Pakistan PM Imran Khan has announced in the parliament joint session that the pilot will be returned to India as a peace gesture tomorrow. The announcement came a day after the IAF’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured in PoK.
Here are some key developments on the Indo-Pak front on Thursday
- Pakistan PM announces the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday.
- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan PM Imran Khan is ready for a telephonic conversation with Narendra Modi to offer peace.
- Qureshi says that Pakistan is willing to return Abhinandan if the tension between Indo-Pak reduces.
- Abhinandan’s father says that he hopes that his son returns safe and sound without getting tortured.
- Government sources say that India has not asked for consular access for the IAF commander return and is insisting for his unconditional and immediate return.
- According to the sources Pakistan PM Imran Khan has to investigate the Pulwama attack and India wants immediate, credible and verifiable action against terrorists.
- The defence minister says that Pakistan claims that their air force did not target the Indian Military instalments during Wednesday’s airstrike are false.
- Pakistani jets targeted multiple military installations in Naushera and Rajaouri area but their attempt was failed by the combat patrol team of Indian Air force.
- PM Modi says it’s important to ensure that nothing is done to reduce the morale of security forces.
- Pakistani army attacks along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district followed by a counterattack by the Indian army.
- Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to India Saud Mohammed Al-Satimeets meets PM Modi.
- US president Donald Trump confidently said that the tension between India and Pakistan will end soon.
- Pakistani Authorities suspends Samjhauta Express train service between Pakistan and India until further notice and India has to decide whether they’ ll run the train on their side or not.
- US, UK & France moves new proposal in UN Security Council to appoint Pakistan based terror group JeM’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
- Pakistan says they will consider open heartidly the dossier sent by India on specific details of the involvement of JeM in Pulwama terror attack.
- US National Security advisor John Bolton talks to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval for the second time after tension between Indo-Pak
- The budget session of Maharashtra assembly cut short by two days as high alert imposed in Mumbai due to rising Indo-Pak tensions.