Baku. 4 March. REPORT.AZ/ Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, addressing calls by people on social media and in his government to award him a Nobel Peace Prize, said he "was not worthy" of the award, Report informs citing TASS.
"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," he said.
Pakistan handed over a captured Indian air force pilot to Indian officials at a border crossing on Friday, a "gesture of peace" by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed at defusing a dramatic escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir. After that, Khan's supporters on the Internet came up with a proposal to nominate the premier for the Nobel Peace Prize, and a corresponding petition was made on the website Change.org.
"The efforts of Prime Minister Khan to establish peace and counter militarism in the region deserve international recognition and the Nobel Prize," the document says. At the moment, the petition has collected more than 325,000 signatures.