Pakistan to take action against extremist groups, says Shah Mahmood Qureshi; rejects claims of 'pressure' to release IAF pilot
Pakistan was not under "pressure" or "any compulsion" to release Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday, a day after the IAF Wing Commander returned home. India has been maintaining that the Pakistani decision is in consonance with the Geneva Conventions.
IAF pilot Abhinandan return updates: Airman to be flown to Delhi from Amritsar; Modi tweets 'welcome home'
Abhinandan Varthaman LIVE updates: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah-Attari border on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. "The nation is proud of your exemplary courage. Our armed forces are an inspiration for 130 crore Indians," he said.
Bollywood celebs such as Shah Rukh Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Taapsee Pannu,took to social media to express their relief over the news of the pilot’s return.
Kangana Ranaut said that while some tried to belittle IAF Pilot Abhinandan's bravery, he put national security before his own safety.