Imran Khan says will release captive IAF pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture!

In the Pakistan parliament session; Khan was quoted saying,” In our desire for peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, we are releasing the Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture.”

Imran Khan says will release captive IAF pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture! Imran Khan says will release captive IAF pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture! Source : press

Imran Khan; Prime Minister of Pakistan has just announced that captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, will be released tomorrow as a peace gesture amid the ever-escalating tension between India and Pakistan. 


In the Pakistan parliament session; Khan was quoted saying," In our desire for peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, we are releasing the Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture."


The former cricketer and current Pakistan Prime Minister also said," Don't take this any further, Pakistan will be forced to retaliate; I hope the international community will play its part to ensure the situation does not escalate beyond this."



This decision of the Pakistan government comes hours after US President Donald Trump said that there was some ‘good news' with regards to the escalating tension between India and Pakistan. Trump said," I think reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India, they have been going at it and we have been involved and have them stop, we have some reasonably decent news, hopefully, it's going to be coming to an end, this has been going on for a long time, decades and decades." 


Aerial combat between fighter planes of the two countries yesterday had caused global concern, leading to several world leaders urging both countries to take steps in order to de-escalate the tension.


Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi; also said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to talk to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi over the telephone to offer him peace. Khan was also quoted saying," Yesterday, I tried to call (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to say that we don't want escalation. But our desire for de-escalation should not be taken as our weakness."


Imran Khan was quoted in his Assembly saying," I address the Indian government, do not force us for retaliation. We are prepared for any eventuality and response. I beseech India not to force us down the path of war. Our efforts to de-escalate should not be considered our weakness. We are indulging our efforts to maintain peace in the region."


He also said," I want to tell this august house, Pakistan desires peace. Pakistan intends to work for poverty alleviation, investment, and job creation. We do not intend war. War is not a solution. Escalation is not the answer. If India escalates, then so shall we. This shall not bring forth any plausible solution to our issues."


The situations began escalating after India had sent fighter jets to Pakistan and struck the biggest training camp of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which was behind the suicide attack on February 14 in Kashmir's Pulwama, in which over 40 soldiers were killed.