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In his latest tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that he does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, the award must be given to a person who will amicably solve the Kashmir dispute. His message for his followers came on Monday morning.
PM Imran Khan tweeted, “The person worthy of this would be the one who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people and paves the way for peace & human development in the subcontinent”.
I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace prize. The person worthy of this would be the one who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people and paves the way for peace & human development in the subcontinent.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 4, 2019
In response to PM Khan’s humbleness, Cricket star, Wasim Akram said that even without Nobel peace prize, Pakistan acknowledges and appreciates the statesmanship of PM Khan. “Our country has taken a gigantic step in the right direction since you became our leader. The people of our nation are positive and feel safe for the first time in years. Skipper, you don’t need to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in our eyes you already have it! #NayaPakistan,” said Akhtar in his tweet.
Our country has taken a gigantic step in the right direction since you became our leader.The people of our nation are positive and feel safe for the first time in years. Skipper, you don’t need to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize, in our eyes you already have it! #NayaPakistan 🇵🇰 https://t.co/m8tUPjzL7S
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 4, 2019
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had submitted a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat last week calling for a Noble Peace Prize for Prime Minister Imran Khan. The resolution has stated that Prime Minister Imran has played a magnanimous role in de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan that reached on the brink of war in the last few days.
Chaudhry further stated that Imran Khan’s decision to release the captured Indian Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was a bold decision that has been pivotal in dissipating tensions between India and Pakistan that escalated after India initiated a tit-for-tat series of a border violation.
Indian Air Force jets violated Pakistan’s airspace on the night of February 26th. Within minutes, Pakistan Air Force jets chased off India jets. Pakistan in retaliation breached the airspace of India on LoC Kashmir on the following day on Wednesday. Also, Pakistan shot down two Indian jets and arrested one Indian pilot Fawad Chaudhry.
The capture, an embarrassment to India, was feared to have further escalated the tensions, hence PM Imran Khan released Abhinandan as a “peace gesture” and expected India to reciprocate.
Prime Minister’s peace gesture has been admired by global leaders, intellectuals and many sane voices from India have also credited PM Khan for taking a bold decision for the sake of region’s peace.
An online petition calling for the Nobel Peace Prize for PM Imran Khan is circulating on social media. Two similar campaigns have been launched by Pakistanis living in UK and Pakistan that urges PM Imran Khan to be nominated for the next year’s Noble Peace Prize.
They have gained 240,000 and 60,000 digital signatures respectively.