Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed in London yesterday that he had built the Tomahawk missile. “I built the tomahawk missile. We brought it from Balochistan when Clinton fired a rocket at Afghanistan. We also have proof. We did its engineering.” Sharif said in a video shared widely on social media.
As per the video, Sharif claimed that he did not have, not had he ever provided “small services.” He declared, “we are proud that we have done this service”.
Siasat News claims that when the former premier was making this claim, the expressions on the face of Ishaq Dar, who was standing nearby, were rather disturbing. They revealed that when Sharif finished speaking, Dar said that the missile was not a tomahawk, rather it was a cruise missile.
Social media users made interesting comments on Sharif’s claim. Commenting on Sharif’s claim, Azhar Mashwani, Focal Person to CM Punjab, wrote that it is enough to say that Pakistan was also built in the furnace of consensus.
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) September 30, 2020
PTI Member Musa Work said a fugitive was claiming that the tomahawk missile was not made by an American missile defense company. He then questioned how Sharif managed to become the Prime Minister of the country three times.
Ex PM & Absconder Nawaz Sharif is claiming Tomahawk Missile was made by him & not a US defence manufacturer company. 😂
How did we elect him thrice? pic.twitter.com/Kv4KcTuucr
— Musa Virk (@MusaNV18) September 30, 2020
A social media user stated that “fugitive notorious criminal Nawaz Sharif”, whilst leaking sensitive information under the pretext of taking credit, told the media that our heroes had done reverse engineering of American-made tomahawk missiles. They even added that Sharif was a great threat to national security.
Aamir Khurshid asked Sharif to reveal important secrets of the country, including the Tomahawk missile, in addition to other secrets. He inquired, “will this statement be used against Pakistan again?”
نواز شریف نے ملک کے اہم راز فاش کردئیے "ٹام ہاکس" میزائل سمیت دیگر راز بھی۔
کیا یہ بیان پھر سے پاکستان کے خلاف استعمال ہوگا؟
— عامـــر خورشــید (@Aamir_khurshid1) October 1, 2020
Media Analyst, Ahmed Nadeem wrote that for a long time, the PPP has been giving credit to Benazir for bringing missile technology in the country. He added that today, Nawaz Sharif has taken it too, further questioning whether that was not the case.
کافی عرصہ پیپلز پارٹی والے ملک میں میزائل ٹیکنالوجی لانے کا کریڈٹ بینظیر کو دیتے رہے، آج نواز شریف نے وہ بھی لے لیا-
فوج تو شائد آلو چاٹ کی ریہڑی یا ریت والی چھلی وغیرہ بیچنے کا کام کرتی ہے پاکستان میں، ہے ناں؟
— Ahmed Nadeem (@Ahmed__Nadeem) September 30, 2020
Commentator Azad Manish joked how in a popular movie, Tom Cruise jumped from a plane and landed in Balochistan instead of Afghanistan by mistake.
ٹام کروز اپنے پہلے مشن میں جہاز سے چھلانگ لگاتے ہوئے افغانستان کی بجائے غلطی سے بلوچستان آ گرا،
میں نے اس سے فارمولا اگلوا کے کروز میزائل بنوایا
میاں نواز شریف
— آزاد منش (@Jugartist) September 30, 2020
A social media user said that the United States dropped a cruise missile on Afghanistan. “It fell in Balochistan. We picked it up and made it our own by reverse engineering it. This is a three-time Prime Minister with a strong sense of humor who has started leaking national secrets in the cycle of taking credit. And pointing to the sky like a missile hanging above”.
امریکہ نے افغانستان پر کروز میزائل مارا،وہ بلوچستان میں گرگیا۔ہم اسے اٹھالائےاور اسکی ریورس انجنیئرنگ کرکےاپنےبنالئے۔
یہ ھے3بار وزیراعظم رھنےوالامخبوط الحواس انسان جوکریڈٹ لینےکےچکرمیں قومی راز اگلناشروع کرچکاھے۔
اورآسمان کی طرف اشارہ ایسےکررھاھےجیسے میزائل اوپر لٹک رھےھیں۔ pic.twitter.com/a7V2gZxBtS
— 🔥درویش🔥 (@Majid_Mehar) September 30, 2020
Another user wrote sarcastically that Nawaz Sharif made tomahawk and other cruise missiles and forgot their names thereafter.
نواز شریر ٹام ۂاک اور کروز میزائل بنا کر اُن کا نام بھی بھول گئے۔ #NawazSharif
— iPolls (@BeingPatriotic) September 30, 2020
Commentator Akhtar Ahmad Rai wrote that the map of C-Pak was prepared by Maulana Fazlur Rehman. “Your servant is your leader”, said Rai.
"سی پیک کا نقشہ مولانا فضل الرحمان نے تیار کروایا "
کے بعد پیش خدمت ہے
"ہم نے ٹام ہاک میزائل بنوایا : نواز شریف "
جناب ارسطو @betterpakistan صاحب !!!
اے بندہ سئی تواڈا لیڈر ہے ۔
— Akhtar Ahmad Roy (@AkhtarAhmadRoy2) September 30, 2020
Who made the Tomahawk missile?
The Tomahawk long-range attack missile was created by American weapons manufacturer, Raytheon. The Tomahawk is an all-weather, subsonic cruise missile with nuclear capability.
It is primarily used by the United States Navy in ship and submarine-based land-attack operations. Upgraded versions of the missile can even switch targets while in flight, and change course instantly on command.