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PR No. 255
Islamabad: October 29, 2020

'Misrepresentation of speech delivered by Chaudry Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology, by the Indian Media'. The Indian media has once again acted with gross irresponsibility by misrepresenting the context of the speech delivered by Chaudry Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology, today at the National Assembly of Pakistan. As a matter of fact, Mr. Hussain referred to the 'Operation Swift Retort' which was a successful military response by the Pakistan Airforce ( PAF) to the transgression by the Indian Airforce into Pakitan's territory, as a result of which two Indian jets were shot down, not to mention the arrest of the widely discussed pilot Abhinandan, who was later released by the Government of Pakistan as a diplomatic gesture of peace. But, the fact remains that as recently Indian media had erroneously presented a petty political skirmish in Karachi as a civil war, and caused embarrassment to India at international level, it has, yet again, acted irresponsibly vis-a-vis Mr. Hussain's speech, and made a futile attempt to malign the image of Pakistan. It is reiterated that Pakistan has always upheld the international norms of peace and tranquility, and believes in mutual co-existence and cordial relations with its neighbouring countries. Therefore, any such misrepresentation of facts by the Indian media must be avoided and efforts be made for regional peace.

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