Sports Contest

Pakistani Senator calls Pulwama attack 'Pakistan's finest hour' after nuclear test

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 March 2019, 09:34 AM
India had alleged Pakistani hand the ghastly Pulwama terrorist attack in which over 40 soldiers were killed.
India had alleged Pakistani hand the ghastly Pulwama terrorist attack in which over 40 soldiers were killed.

Amid India’s claims of Pakistan’s involvement in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed, Pakistani Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has called the incident “Pakistan’s finest hour” after the 1998 nuclear test. Speaking at a think tank meeting held by Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad, the Senator said, "What happened in Pulwama in February, in my view, was Pakistan's finest hour after the nuclear tests of 1998."

The Senator also lauded Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for his leadership after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the entire country struck common cord after the incident.

"After the nuclear test in 1998, Pulwama and its aftermath — our handling by all, whether it’s our political leadership, the government and the opposition, whether it’s the military leadership or the media, opinion leaders — all struck a common hour. I would certainly say it is our finest hour," he said.

Mushahid Hussain Sayed is the Chairman PCI and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. His remarks have come as a shocking testimony about India’s claims that Islamabad was involved in the Pulwama attack for which Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed took the responsibility.

First Published: Sunday, March 17, 2019 09:30 AM
For all the latest World News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.