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Nobel Peace is for the person who resolves Kashmir dispute: Imran Khan

I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, Imran Khan says

Monday March 4, 2019 10:27 PM, ummid.com News Network

Nobel Peace for Imran Khan

Islamabad: Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, on Monday said the person who would resolve the Kashmir dispute and bring peace in the region deserves the Nobel Prize for Peace, not he.

"I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize", Imran Khan wrote on Twitter Monday.

"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 added.

Imran Khan's comments came after a motion was submitted in Pakistan’s National Assembly Secretariat with a demand to confer Nobel Peace Prize on Imran Khan for de-escalating tension between India and Pakistan.

India and Pakistan in the last week claimed shooting down fighter jets of each other following the escalation of tension between the two countries after 45 Indian CRPF troopers were killed in a terrorist attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.

The motion in Pakistan’s National Assembly read that “Imran Khan expertly diverted the situation towards peace” and therefore he should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On Friday, #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan was the top trend on Twitter.

An online petition is also filed moving the Norwegian Nobel Committee for the nomination of Khan for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 for "his peace efforts and dialogues in the Asian region on diverse conflicts (Pakistan-India, Afghanistan-US, Middle East).

"His (Khan's) contributions deserve the international recognition with the Nobel, his aims of ensuring lasting peace in the region and discouraging revival of militarism should be recognized and greatly appreciated," read the online petition on website Change.org.

More than 03 lakh people have signed the online petition so far.

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