- PM Imran says it is a peace gesture
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced in Pakistan’s parliament that the Indian Air Force Pilot in its custody will be released today (1) as a peace gesture.
Earlier, the country had said it was prepared to release the pilot from its custody if doing so would ease tensions with India, its foreign ministry said Thursday. “We are ready to hand over the Indian pilot if it leads to de-escalation,” the Pakistan foreign ministry spokesman told news agency AFP.
India said it expects the “immediate and safe return” of the pilot who was captured by Pakistan
India has said that it expects the “immediate and safe return” of the pilot who was captured by Pakistan during an air combat on Wednesday.