Imran Bats For Nobel To ‘One Who Solves Kashmir’

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ISLAMABAD — In an unusual move, Pakistan’s ruling party on Monday tweeted in chaste Hindi Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that the person who solves the Kashmir issue will be worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.

“Main Nobel Shanti Puraskaar Ke Yogya Nahi Hun. Is(ka) Yogya Vyakti Vah Hoga Jo Kashmiri Logo Ki Iccha Ke Anusar Kashmir Vivaad Ka Samadhaan Karta Hai aur Upmahadweep Main Shanti aur Manav Vikash Ka Marg Prashasth Karta Hai,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf pary tweeted quoting Khan.

(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.)

On March 2, a resolution was submitted in Pakistan’s National Assembly Secretariat stating that Khan’s decision of releasing Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has de-escalated the hostility between Pakistan and India.

According to the resolution, Khan “acted responsibly” in the current tension and “deserves the Nobel Peace Prize”.

Earlier responding to calls to pitch his name for the Nobel Peace Prize, Imran Khan tweeted said he is not worthy of the honour.

“I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace prize,” Khan said on Twitter. “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.”

Relations between India and Pakistan have been tense since a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. The attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit. India has accused its neighbour of protecting terrorist groups.

India and Pakistan on February 27 claimed that they had shot down each others’ fighter jets, a day after the Indian Air Force claimed to have targeted a Jaish camp in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and according to Pakistan only a crow was killed. Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by the Pakistani forces in the dogfight. On March 1, the pilot returned to India, a day after Khan said he would be released as a “goodwill gesture”.


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