Releasing IAF pilot tomorrow as peace gesture: Pak PM Imran Khan

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said they will release Indian pilot Abhinandan tomorrow as a “peace gesture”, reported Radio Pakistan.

“As a peace gesture we are releasing Wing Commander Abhinandan tomorrow,” Radio Pakistan quoted Khan as having said.

The report said that Khan has urged the Indian leadership not to push for escalation as war is no solution to any problem.

Making a policy statement at the joint sitting of the Pakistan parliament in Islamabad today, he warned if India moved ahead with the aggression, Pakistan will be forced to retaliate.

The report quoted Khan as having said Pakistan is a peace loving country and desires peace and stability in the region.

According to Radio Pakistan report, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan is making efforts to deescalate the current tension. He said that he also tried to contact the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. He said that he will also talk to the Turkish President later today to ask him to play his role in the reduction of tension He said the foreign minister also contacted with other world leaders on the current situation.

Pakistan Prime Minister urged the international community to play its role in de-escalation for peace and stability in the region.

Khan, however, made it clear that our desire for de-escalation should not be misconstrued as our weakness. He pointed out that our armed forces are battle hardened and they are fully prepared to respond to any aggression, reported Radio Pakistan.

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