Connect with us

South Asia

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by US Publication



Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been listed as one of many potential candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize by the editorial board of a US-based publication. Earlier PM Khan stated that Nobel Peace Prize should be rewarded to soomeone who can resolve the Kashmir Dispute.

Imran Khan Offers Olive Branch To Delhi; Says Pakistan Had No Reason To Attack India

In its early list for the peace prize, The Christian Science Monitor named PM Imran as one of the possible nominees for what it described as “perhaps the biggest surprise in the peaceful leadership – and most critical to the world”.

The move comes in light of the premier’s handling of the recent tensions between Pakistan and India, which escalated after New Delhi’s unsubstantiated accusations after the February 14 Pulwama suicide bombing.

In a televised address, PM Imran offered every possible help in the investigation, but India turned down the offer and whipped up war hysteria.

On February 26, the Indian Air Force violated Pakistani airspace. The country’s top civil and military leadership declared the violation “uncalled for aggression” and decided that the country would respond at a “time and place of its choosing”.

A day later, Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets that violated its airspace and captured a pilot. As escalating tensions fuelled concerns of all-out war between the nuclear-armed neighbours, Premier Imran warned of catastrophic consequences should “better sense” not prevail.

In his National Assembly speech, the prime minister reiterated his offer for dialogue and cooperation in the Pulwama attack probe. Days later, in an address to parliament, Premier Imran announced that Islamabad would release IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

“In a goodwill gesture that suddenly changed the mood, Mr Khan returned an Indian fighter pilot shot down inside Pakistan,” says the Christian Science Monitor.

The publication also noted that the former cricketer is “the first prime minister not to come from the traditional political establishment”.

The idea of a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for PM Imran bloomed shortly after the IAF pilot was handed over to India. A hashtag “#NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan” started trending on Twitter in Pakistan, while around 300,000 people have signed online petitions for the same.

Then, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry submitted a resolution to the National Assembly Secretariat, proposing Premier Imran be given the prestigious prize for “contribution towards peace in the region”.

The prime minister, however, took to Twitter to clarify that he did not consider himself worthy of the honour. “The person worthy of this [Nobel Peace Prize] 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,” he wrote on the micro-blogging website.

More News at EurAsian Times




Asia Pacific24 mins ago

How India, China Conflict In Ladakh Is Becoming A ‘Test Platform’ For Drone Technology?

In a bid to compete with one another, India and China have been deploying their heavy weaponry and latest armaments...

India-Pakistan ties India-Pakistan ties
Featured47 mins ago

Pakistan Slams India For “Illegally” Freezing Amnesty’s Bank Accounts

Pakistan’s foreign minister – Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday lamented India “illegally” freezing Amnesty International’s bank accounts and called on...

Featured3 hours ago

Rafales, F-35s, J-20s or Su-57s: Which Air Force Operates The World’s Fastest Fighter Jets?

Ahead of the dawn of sixth-generation fighter jets including Britain’s “Tempest”, US’ secret fighter under NGAD program, and proposed Russian...

Trillion-Dollar-Infra Trillion-Dollar-Infra
Americas6 hours ago

“Shut-Up Man!”: Donald Trump Has A Face-Off With Joe Biden At US Presidential Debate

US President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden clashed Tuesday evening during a political showdown that repeatedly broke down...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Featured7 hours ago

After The Rafale Fiasco, How Will Indian Armed Forces Benefit From The Removal Of Offset Clause?

The Rafale fighter jets were back in the media limelight when the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) reprimanded...

S400-VS-F35 S400-VS-F35
Americas16 hours ago

Inside America’s Trillion Dollar Disaster – How The US’ F-35 Jets Emerged From The Ashes?

The United States currently houses the most sought after and probably the most potent fighter jets in the world, the...

Featured17 hours ago

Armenia Threatens To Shoot-Down Turkish F-16s With Russian Iskandar Missiles

In a severe escalation of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenian Ministry of Defense reported that an Armenian jet was...

Sargsian-Armenia Sargsian-Armenia
Expert Reviews1 day ago

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Why Armenia Needs To Pull-Out From Occupied-Regions Of Azerbaijan: OPED

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Upper-Karabakh conflict was sparked with the open territorial claims of Armenians to Azerbaijan's historical lands, as well as ethnic provocations in...

Featured1 day ago

Indian 5th-Gen Aircraft To Be Fast-Tracked As DRDO, French Tech Giant Safran Set To Join Hands

As India looks to build its future fifth-generation fighter within its national boundaries, the country’s Defence Research and Development Organisation...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Europe1 day ago

4.5 Gen Rafale Fighter Jets Find A Freakish Challenger In Ageing Italian AV-8B Harriers

With Greece set to receive its Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France, Turkey has also been beefing up its defence...