Does Imran Khan Deserve Nobel Peace Prize? Twitter Users Believe So
Prime Minister Imran Khan won millions of hearts on both side of the border after he decided to return arrested Indian pilot Abhinandan to India as a peace gesture.
Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was caught after his jet was shot down by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for intruding into Pakistan’s territory. A day later, PM Khan addressed a National Assembly session in which he announced to release the Indian pilot, a decision that was welcomed with loud applause.
Khan is also being lauded on both sides of the border for choosing peace over war and violence. People, especially those from Pakistan are calling for him to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
‘Can we take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and give it to Imran Khan?’: Jeremy McCllelan
Can we take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize away and give it to Imran Khan?
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) February 28, 2019
‘I will never regret supporting Imran Khan
I will never regret supporting you from the very beginning @ImranKhanPTI. All of the abuses, demotivations and curses we had faced while supporting you, seems like medals today. May you live long, Kaptaan. #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan
— بلال (@Iambilalyunas) February 28, 2019
‘In a world full of Modis, be an Imran Khan’: Veena Malik
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) March 1, 2019
‘No doubt our super hero PM has won hearts all around the world’
No doubt that our Super hero PM has won hearts around the world #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan Now @ImranKhanPTI please clean Pakistan of all non state militias including the JeM, Sipah Sahaba, LeJ, LeT who torture us and our neighbours & bring nothing but agony all around.
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) March 1, 2019
‘A politician thinks of next elections, a statesman thinks of the future generations’: Andleeb Abbas quotes James Freeman Clark
— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) March 1, 2019
‘I am proud of Imran Khan. He showed that he is the ambassador of peace’
Today again, I'm proud of my PM Imran Khan. He really showed that he is an Ambassador of Peace on the whole world.
He deserves a noble prize of Peace.
Love Pakistan ❤
— Yum🍩 (@Meee_Maryam) February 28, 2019
‘Imran Khan has a habit of such magnanimous acts, like he has done in Abhinandan case’
Imran Khan has a habit of such magnanimous acts, like he has done in #Abhinandan case.
Modi must reciprocate, otherwise Modi will AGAIN lose.
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) March 1, 2019
Imran Khan has also received love, appreciation and thanks from across the border.
What some people can’t get over is the fact that @ImranKhanPTI has won the hearts of people all over India right now and is a bigger name than our own PM.
— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) March 1, 2019
Hyper-nationalist Indian media busy reporting IAF pilot Abhinandan's return as if he is the Sunny Deol of Gadar. Forgets that he was captured after his Ramayan-era fighter jet was brought down by Pakistan & he is coming back not because of 56-inch Modi but because of Imran Khan.
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) March 1, 2019
@ImranKhanPTI Thanks for your friendly gesture. This should spread peace among us. Through you we convey our heartful thanks to Pakistan brothers who stay for Indo-Pak friendship (except the MOBs who attacked Abhi). Pak Army deserves our bow.
— Suresh Venkatasubramanian (@Suresh52524056) March 1, 2019
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation and said that war was not the solution to the crisis. He offered peace talks again to India, stressing that the Kashmir issue could only be resolved via dialogue.
Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) also said that Pakistan wants peace and stability in the region but will go to any lengths to safeguard the sovereignty of the country.
Captured Indian pilot Abhinandan says he's been treated professionally by Pakistan Army. This bursts the Indian propaganda that he was mistreated by Pakistan. @SoniaNDTV please isey chala dein @ndtv par 😉😉 pic.twitter.com/qyk8j5xOlw
— NayaDaur Media (@nayadaurpk) February 27, 2019
During the custody, Abhinandan said that he was extremely impressed by the professionalism of the country’s armed forces.
“Pakistan Army officers are thorough gentlemen and have been professional. Starting from the captain who rescued me from the mob. This is exactly how I expect my army to behave too and I would not change my statement if I return to my country,” Abhinandan.
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