In the aftermath of IAF’s air strike on Tuesday morning in which 12 Mirage 2000s jets dropped 1000 kgs bombs on multiple Jaish launchpad destroying their training bases and killing over 245 terrorists in the Balakot district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, a spooked Pakistan not just rejected India’s claim of the air strike, but also their clueless Defence Minister and Foreign Minister statement embarrassing Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’.
In a viral video, which appears to be Pak government’s news briefing in Islamabad after India struck Pakistan, both Pak Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak and MEA Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pak Air forces were ready, as 12 IAF’s Mirage 2000 jets entered in LoC and dropped bombs on JeM terror bases, but ‘since it was dark they could assume the intensity of the attack’.
In the video, Pak Defence Minister Pervez Khattak can be heard saying: “When the attack took place in the morning, they (IAF) came 4-5 km inside (LoC) and they dropped the bombs. Our air force was ready but because it was night time, the loss could not be assumed. So, they waited for that (to find the quantum of IAF air strike). Now we have received clear directions that if something like this happens in the future, we will respond to it.
Earlier on Tuesday, a rattled Pakistan Army went on to allege that the IAF violated the LoC in Muzafarabad sector. Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army, taking to Twitter wrote that “no casualties were reported”.
PAKISTAN Defence Minister said they are afraid of DARKNESS!! 😛 😛
This is the Defence minister of Naya Pakistan: "Our air force was ready but it was dark.."
LMAO…YE TO LOLWA HOIGAWA…chalo raat ko inhe phir se darate hain 😀 pic.twitter.com/DnITLepq05
— defence360_Official (@Defence_360) February 26, 2019
“Because it was dark. So we couldn’t assess damage. So we didn’t respond. Next time we will.” Defence Minister.
No one could make this up. pic.twitter.com/1szlabaA1O
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) February 26, 2019
Pak Air Force was ready but could not respond as it was dark at night: Pervez Khatak, Pak defence minister.. (I swear he said this… I didn't make this up) hear his bizarre excuse on @IndiaToday as I #ROFL pic.twitter.com/vR2bjuWOlk
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) February 26, 2019
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) February 26, 2019