Pakistan Prime Minister on Monday said he was not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize and that the prestigious award should be given to the person who solves the Kashmir dispute.
He said the person who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people and paves the way for peace and human development in the subcontinent was worthy of the award.
“I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. The person worthy of this would be the one who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people and paves the way for peace & human development in the subcontinent,” he tweeted.
The comment comes two days after a resolution was submitted in Pakistan Parliament on Saturday to endorse Khan for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize due to his efforts to de-escalate the recent tensions with India.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Saturday submitted the resolution in the secretariat of National Assembly, the lower house.
The resolution stated that Khan’s decision of releasing Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan has de-escalated the hostility between Pakistan and India.
According to the resolution, Khan acted responsibly in the current tension and “deserves the Nobel Peace Prize”.
The resolution is expected to be taken up on Monday when it is scheduled to convene its session.
It is also expected to be passed as the government has a majority in the House but it will be interesting to see if main opposition parties support the move.
(With PTI inputs)