It’s too late to apologise, Shibli says on Ayaz Sadiq’s remarks
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz on Friday said that the time to apologise for PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq's remarks had passed, adding that now the law will take its course.
The information minister was referring to Sadiq's statement made in the National Assembly, in which the latter suggested that the PTI government had released Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in capitulation, fearing an imminent attack from India.
"The remarks by Ayaz Sadiq are beyond apology. Now the law will take its course," Faraz tweeted.
"Weakening the state is an unforgivable crime for which Ayaz Sadiq and his companions must be punished," the federal minister added.
In a press conference a day before, Faraz had demanded an unconditional apology from Ayaz Sadiq over his remarks.
“His statement has only pleased Indians and they are exhilarated after what a person of high stature stated in the National Assembly,” he said.
Separately, in a press briefing Thursday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, without naming anyone, said that it was "disappointing" and "misleading" to attempt to link Abhinandan's release with anything other than Pakistan's mature response as a responsible state.