US newspaper Christian Science Monitor has placed Prime Minister Imran Khan on a starting list of world leaders who standout to win this year’s Peace Prize. The newspaper has included his name for citing his leadership in de-escalating the recent tensions between India and Pakistan after Pulwama incident in Occupied Kashmir.
“Perhaps the biggest surprise in peaceful leadership – and most critical to the world – is Imran Khan,” the Monitor wrote. According to the report, after February 14 Pulwama attack, that killed 44 Indian security forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir, India launched its first airstrike inside Pakistan since the 1971 war, pointing out that the two nuclear-capable states were primed for all-out conflict.
“In a goodwill gesture that suddenly changed the mood, Mr Khan returned an Indian fighter pilot shot down inside Pakistan. He also offered talks with India and promised to seize the assets of terrorists groups operating in Pakistan,” read the Monitor’s report. “Nobody wins in a war. Especially countries that have the sort of weapons like India and Pakistan possess, should not even think of war.”
Regarding the premier, the Monitor stated, “He is the first prime minister not to come from the traditional political establishment.” “Which of these leaders deserve a Nobel?,” the newspaper posed a question. “Events are still moving in each country and the Peace Prize will not be known until October,” it added further.
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17 November, 2019