Pakistani citizens on Friday filed an online petition that states Prime Minister Imran Khan should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his 'gesture of peace' after he announced that his government will release Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
The online petition has over 50 thousand signatures already.
With more than 22,600 tweets ‘#NobelPeacePrize ForImranKhan’ has been the top trending hashtag on Twitter in Pakistan.
Many citizens believe that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement has de-escalated a war-like situation between the neighbouring countries after the terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14.
The petition reads: “His (Imran Khan's) aims of ensuring lasting peace in the region and discouraging revival of militarism should be recognized and greatly appreciated".
PTI wants Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan after two speeches?— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) March 1, 2019
While ouster from office and prison time for thrice-elected ex PM Nawaz Sharif for asking security agencies to put house in order and punishing those responsible for 26/11. Theek hu gaya!
#NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan— Naseer Ch (@NaseerAhmedCH7) March 1, 2019
I personally thinks this year #NobelPeacePrize should be given to imran Khan .A person like him even rarely born in centuries.His attempt for de escalation, reducing war hysteria & freeing of pilot are major developments until now.
Indians are now acknowledging openly the peace efforts of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who save billions off people from indulging in war. Truely the most eligible for #NobelPeacePrize https://t.co/5TOVA99gc2— Rana Kashif (@RanaKashifA) March 1, 2019