Imran Khan: I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday he wasn’t worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, after a resolution submitted in Pakistan’s top law-making body said he deserved the coveted honour.

“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 and human development in the subcontinent,” Imran Khan tweeted to over 9 million followers on Monday morning.

It was Khan’s own information minister, Fawad Chaudry, who submitted the resolution in parliament this weekend, saying Pakistan’s leader had played a “sagacious role” in reducing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi.

Tweets with #NobelPeaceForImranKhan pointed to the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, an Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan during a dogfight last week. Although Imran Khan called it a “peace gesture”, the Indian Air Force said it was “in consonance with the Geneva Conventions”.

Upon his return, Wing Commander Varthaman said he underwent mental harassment in Pakistan but was not physically tortured, ANI reported citing unnamed sources.


India and Pakistan appeared to come to the brink of war last week after India sent Mirage 2000 fighters to bomb a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. New Delhi said the strike was pre-emve and non-military, but it was widely seen as revenge for the killing of 40 Indian soldiers in southern Kashmir.

Pakistan responded. A day after the counter-terrorism operation, India said it had thwarted an attempt by Pakistani jets to tar