In a sensational admission of its role in Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan Federal minister Fawad Chaudhry admitted that Pakistan was indeed responsible for the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 which killed 40 Indian soldiers.
Chaudhry boasted about the attack in the National Assembly that “Pulwama was achievement under leadership of Imran Khan” and that “Hindustan ko ghus ke maara hai”.
“We hit India by entering inside. Our achievement in Pulwama is the achievement of the entire community under the leadership of Imran Khan. You all also have credit (for it),” Chaudhry told the National Assembly.
The terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, 2019 claimed the lives of 40 personnel. Terrorists rammed an explosive-laden vehicle in the bus. The convoy had of 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack. Pakistan had repeatedly denied responsibility for the attack.
Days later India carried out airstrike on JeM’s Balakot terror training camp in Pakistan.
Chaudhry, a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan, made the remarks a day after Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq said that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in an important meeting pleaded to release Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistani Army in February 2019.