PM Imran Khan announces to release Indian pilot as goodwill gesture tomorrow
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced to release Indian pilot Abhinandan as goodwill gesture tomorrow.
Giving the policy statement during a joint session of the Parliament on Thursday, he said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and will take each step for establishing peace.
“After winning the elections, I had decided to resolve all issues through dialogues. Unluckily, war mania continued to increase in India. No autonomous country allows the violation of its border,” he declared.
The prime minister said that he had already stated that Pakistan will take two steps for peace in response to India’s one.
He thanked the opposition for showing unity.
He said that peace is vital for progress in the subcontinent, which is marred by poverty. “We should resolve our issues through dialogues. I wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but he did not respond,” he said.
The prime minister said that the Pulwama attack was carried out before the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. “India started pointing fingers at Pakistan judt half an hour after the attack,” he maintained.
He said that they feared something would happen before the Indian elections.
Prime Minister said that the Indians are not agreed with the government over the current situation.
Rauf Klasra already proposed release of Abhinandan
92 News channel’s senior analyst Rauf Klasra had already proposed to release the Indian pilot as goodwill gesture on Wednesday. “The release of Indian prisoner will emerge a positive image of Pakistan,” he had said.
On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor gave an in-camera briefing to parliamentary leaders on Indian aggression and Pakistan’s response to it. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also present.
Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari attended the session along with party delegations.
The parliamentary leaders resolved that they are united in the wake of any aggression.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that he was pleased to witness complete consensus during the briefing.