The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan declined to calls of his government to award him Nobel Peace Prize for de-escalating tensions with India.
Mr. 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 and 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
Imran Khan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry submitted a resolution in Pakistan’s National Assembly that Imran Khan deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in reducing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi.
The resolution said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan played a sagacious role in reducing tension between Pakistan and India which was created due to warmongering attitude of the Indian leadership.”
Tensions between India and Pakistan peaked after the Pulwama attacks that killed 40 Indian security personnel. The terror attacks were carried out by Pakistan terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. Thirteen days after the attack, India conducted air strikes on terror training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot.
A day after the air strikes Pakistan sent it’s fighter jets into the Indian air space to target Indian military installations.
In the air combat Indian fighter pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured by Pakistan as he landed on the other side of the Line of Control after his plane was shot down. After pressure from the world Pakistan released Abhinandan back to India.
As soon as the pilot was handed over to India, social media accounts in Pakistan started trending ‘Nobel peace prize for Imran Khan’.
(The Pigeon Express Opinion– The tensions after this “peace gesture” have still not died down at the border. The Pakistani forces are continuously violating the ceasefire in the borders in multiple posts.
Mr. Khan in has used this opportunity to make a point on Kashmir. If mister Khan really wants a Nobel peace prize he should pull back his army from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cause Kashmir is rightfully and willfully India’s.)