Not worthy of Nobel Peace Prize, says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 March 2019, 04:02 PM
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said he is not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize and that the person who solves the Kashmir dispute will be worthy instead. Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, PM Imran Khan wrote: "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."

Earlier, a resolution was submitted in Pakistan Parliament on Saturday to endorse Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize due to his efforts to de-escalate resent tension with India. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday submitted the resolution in the secretariat of National Assembly, the lower house.

The resolution stated 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".

Tensions between the two countries escalated after Indian fighters bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside Pakistan early Tuesday. It came 12 days after then Jaish claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.

First Published: Monday, March 04, 2019 01:42 PM
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