ISLAMABAD : Following Prime Minister Imran Khan's goodwill gesture of releasing captured Indian Airforce (IAF) pilot, a resolution requesting a Nobel Peace Prize for the premier has been moved in the National Assembly Secretariat, notification released by the Ministry of Information stated.
Imran Khan wins praise over captured pilot’s release
The resolution has been moved by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. It argued that the prime minister "played a sagacious role in de-escalating tensions between Pakistan and India".
The war hysteria whipped by Indian leadership led the two arch-rivals to brink of an all-out conflict, the resolution stated. "India's warmongering attitude put tens of millions of lives at stake," it added.
Treatment of captured Indian pilot gets cross-border praise
On Friday, Pakistan on ‘as a goodwill gesture’ handed over to Indian authorities the captured IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as the nuclear-armed neighbours scaled back a confrontation that had prompted world powers to intervene.
While addressing a joint session of the Parliament on Thursday, PM Imran announced to release Abhinandan ‘as a peace gesture’ but warned that the desire for de-escalation should not be misconstrued as weakness and that "Pakistan was fully prepared to retaliate against any aggression".