Indian pilot to be freed Friday as ‘peace gesture’, says Imran


Islamabad, Feb 28 : The captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot will be freed on Friday “as a peace gesture”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday.

Addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, Khan said the India-Pakistan situation should not “get out of hand” otherwise “Pakistan will have to retaliate”, the Dawn reported.

“Countries are ruined because of miscalculation,” said Khan. Alleging “war hysteria” in India, he said: “I’m afraid there might be a miscalculation.

“War is not a solution. If India takes any action, we will have to retaliate.”

The joint session of Parliament was called to discuss the rising tensions with India.

“The only purpose of our strike (on India on Wednesday) was to demonstrate our capability and will,” said the Prime Minister. “We did not want to inflict any casualty on India as we wanted to act in a responsible manner.”

He said he tried to call Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the telephone on Wednesday because “escalation is not in our interests nor in India’s”.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of the IAF was captured by Pakistanis on Wednesday after his MiG was shot down and fell in Pakistani territory during a dogfight.(IANS)


  1. Well done Imran Sir! Hats off!

    A Muslim’s and Pathan’s magnanimity for Peace in the world, setting a noble example of following Allah’s instructions to forgive and build love and trust in humanity!

    Otherwise in today’s world, no country in the world follows any of man-made laws like Geneva convention rules.. ask US, France, Germany, Australia, Guantanamo, and our own BJP-RSS cow-terrorists!


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