Pakistan PM Imran Khan reacts to calls for Nobel Peace Prize for him
On Friday, #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan was the top trend on Twitter.
A motion was submitted in Pakistan's National Assembly Secretariat on Saturday calling for Prime Minister Imran Khan to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in "de-escalating" tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.
The motion 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.
Imran Khan took to his official Twitter handle today to respond.
With all humility, he commented that he is not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. "It should be given to the one who paves the way for peace and human development in the subcontinent."
Check his entire tweet here.
The call for Nobel Peace Prize came after Imran Khan announced that Pakistan will be releasing captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, after his MiG-21 fighter jet was shot down during a dogfight near the Line of Control (LoC) on Febuary 27. He was released by Islamabad on Friday night as a "peace gesture".
(With inputs from agencies)