Pakistanis demand Nobel peace prize for PM Imran Khan : reports

Published On: March 2, 2019 12:46 PM NPT By: Agencies

ISLAMABAD, March 2: Pakistani citizens on Friday began a campaign to confer the Nobel peace prize on their Prime Minister Imran Khan for his 'gesture of peace' as he announced on Thursday that his government plans to release captured Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, media reports said.

An online petition has already gathered more than 50 thousand signatures and on Friday, even before the captured Indian pilot has been released, the hashtag —#NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan — reached on the top Pakistan trends of Twitter, Deccan Herald reported on Saturday. Around 22.6K tweets with the hashtag had been published at the time of writing of this article.

Imran's announcement has been described by many to have de-escalated the war-like situation between the neighbouring countries after the terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14.




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