Give PM Khan the Nobel Peace Prize
Imran Khan announced yesterday, during a joint parliamentary session that the captured Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan, would be released today, as a gesture of peace during these trying times with India.
Pakistan will release Indian Pilot Abhinandan tomorrow as a gesture of peace: Prime Minister Imran Khan pic.twitter.com/6aUN4S9JVb
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) February 28, 2019
Wing Commander Abhinandan was captured after he crossed the LOC during recently rising tensions with India. His plane was shot down by the PAF after India had said this was an act of “retaliation” on their part for Pulwama attack, which they believe to be a malicious operation from Pakistan.
Prime Minister Khan’s announcement was met with a lot of surprise and shock but equal measures of gratitude on both sides of the border
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to release the captured Indian pilot. pic.twitter.com/TFDlhCpimd
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) March 1, 2019
People of Pakistan were appreciative of Prime Minister Khan for staying true to his words of always wanting peace with India
— Masσσd Khaи 🇵🇰 (@smasood801) February 28, 2019
Imran Khan: “We are releasing the Indian Pilot as a gesture of peace and hope to have reasonable discussion over Kashmir soon”
Indian Media: “Congratulations!!! Pakistan cowards out and surrenders!!! India is VICTORIOUS!!!”
— Tallie Dar (@talliedar) February 28, 2019
Having stated multiple times that Pakistan is looking to resolve all outstanding issues with India through dialogue, Prime Minister Khan had said after India’s “retaliation” that Pakistan will always try to be peaceful but if provoked it will retaliate. The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan was seen as a very worthy display of Pakistan’s strength in defending its sovereignty. However soon, Prime Minister Khan announced that despite not a level of similar peaceful gestures being shown by India, he would release the captured pilot today.
A Change.org petition has been circulating asking for Imran Khan to be given the Nobel Peace Prize for releasing the captured Indian pilot
The petition was started by Rameez Asif and has gathered almost 25,000 signatures within less than 24 hours has gathered massive support from Pakistanis all around the world.
— Umair Iftikhar (@Vildvampire) February 28, 2019
— SAUD. (@AmiKaSaud) March 1, 2019
— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) March 1, 2019
Even Indians think that the latest move by Imran Khan is valid and deserving because of Mr. Modi’s reactions
Although begrudgingly, even the neighbors want to give Prime Minister Khan the Nobel Peace Prize and that’s another win.
What some people can’t get over is the fact that @ImranKhanPTI has won the hearts of people all over India right now and is a bigger name than our own PM.
— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) March 1, 2019
Economic development. The antics of Modi made Imran Khan a hero of peace in the eyes of international community.
Read international media reports. #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan is trending. All thanks to Modi.
— Aavinash Chaliha (@aavinashchaliha) March 1, 2019
So, Nobel Committee, are you listening?
Cover image via: thetimes.co.uk