PM Imran nominated as ‘potential candidate for Nobel Peace Prize’
ISLAMABAD: A US publication has nominated Prime Minister Imran Khan as “potential candidate for Nobel Peace Prize”.
The prime minister of Pakistan has been included in the list of several potential candidates for the Nobel Prize by the editorial board of “Christian Science Monitor”.
The Pakistani leader has been included in the list days after he emerged as what many saw as a statesman for bringing back Pakistan and India from the brink of war.
As he announced to release captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a peace gesture, his supporters called for Imran Khan to be given Nobel Peace Prize.
Abhinandan Varthaman captured after his plane was shot down by Pakistan over Kashmir last month just a day after India violated Pakistan’s airspace by conducting aerial strikes.
One of his cabinet members went on to submit a resolution to the National Assembly which highlighted his role in defusing the tensions between the two nuclear armed nations as called for world to give him the award.
The prime minister, however, used his Twitter account and said he was not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.
He said the person worthy of the prize would be the one who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people.