I am not worthy of Nobel Peace Prize: PM Khan

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, responding to calls by his supporters on social media and in his government to award him a Nobel Peace Prize for "de-escalating tensions" with India, tweeted on Monday: "I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize."

Imran Khan used the tweet to make a point on Kashmir.

"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," he tweeted.

Imran Khan's minister Fawad Chaudry had submitted a resolution in Pakistan's National Assembly that he deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in reducing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi. The Pakistani Prime Minister "played a sagacious role in reducing tension between Pakistan and India which was created due to warmongering attitude of the Indian leadership," said the resolution.

Hostilities peaked between the neighbours last week after India's air strikes on February 26 targeting a training complex of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which was responsible for the Pulwama terror attack in which over 40 soldiers were killed.

A day later, Pakistan sent 24 fighter planes across the Line of Control to target Indian military installations. In the air combat, an 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.

Facing pressure from various world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Imran Khan announced in the National Assembly that the pilot would be released, which helped lower the temperature and signaled a pull-back from the brink. (NDTV)

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  • DillonDP Monday, 04 March 2019 04:17 PM

    Wow, your great, your intention is more worthy rather than the Nobel price. which cannot be valued. Keep up the good works sir, hope it brings peace to the region

    Zaheer Ahmed Monday, 04 March 2019 04:21 PM

    Excellent words by the great man. Pakistan is blessed to have a leader like him

    dilip Monday, 04 March 2019 04:36 PM

    In SRI LANKA we need politicians of this caliber,not power hungry.

    ANTON Monday, 04 March 2019 04:51 PM

    AS YOU KNOW VERY WELL , YOU HAVE TO COUNT ON UMPIRES SIR , WAIT UNTIL THEY GIVE THE FINAL DECISION.

    Unchikun Monday, 04 March 2019 04:53 PM

    Common sense?

    Bravo Monday, 04 March 2019 05:11 PM

    A true statesman...

    BUSHEL Monday, 04 March 2019 05:13 PM

    Ranil can ask for it if he does not want it for saving Mahendran

    Lightdark Monday, 04 March 2019 06:00 PM

    May be these guys deserves the prize "Facing pressure from various world leaders including US President Donald Trump,"

    Sreela Monday, 04 March 2019 06:18 PM

    Srilanka need leaders like Imran khan. Srilankans love pakistan. srilanka should warn india for their provocation

    Mark Anandappa Monday, 04 March 2019 07:15 PM

    He is a statesman

    vithura Monday, 04 March 2019 08:06 PM

    Pakistani politician worthy of Nobel prize would be the one who transforms the country into a truly democratic country where minorities are not persecuted in the name of Islam and stop being the breeding ground for terrorism.

    Mc Duglas Monday, 04 March 2019 08:23 PM

    you are cool and Great Sir..............


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