Pakistani nationals on Friday started a petition in a bid to honour the Nobel Peace Prize for their Prime Minister Imran Khan after he announced the release of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as a ‘gesture of peace’ only to de-escalate tensions between the two nations. Soon after his announcement, Pakistani citizens lauded Imran Khan on social media.
The users also made #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan trending in Pakistan today and also started a campaign to nominate Imran Khan to win the prize. As per Gulf News, the campaign started by Rameez Asif on the global petitioning platform called change.org.
One user wrote, “Man of strength, resilience & foresight. He is Pakistan’s version of Woodrow Wilson. Nobel Peace Prize will get it’s credibility back by being awarded to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Centuries await for a MAN like IK to be born.”
Check out the tweets appreciating Imran Khan for his touching gesture.
Nobel peace prize for Our Prime Minister Imran Khan! #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan
— Daniyal Gondal (@daniyalgondal) March 1, 2019
Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan must deserve the Nobel peace prize because his strongly strugle creat a lot of peace in Pakistan, India and also in Afghanistan Talinan & America #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan
— Nawab Khan Afridi (@NKAfridi55) March 1, 2019
— Ahsan (@Ahsan56829642) March 1, 2019
— Shahid (@ShahidBannuzai) March 1, 2019
Give Imran khan Nobel peace prize @NobelPrize
— Furqan Shayk (@FurqanShayk) February 28, 2019
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) March 1, 2019
Man of strength, resilience & foresight. He is Pakistan's version of Woodrow Wilson. Nobel Peace Prize will get it's credibility back by being awarded to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Centuries await for a MAN like IK to be born✨#NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan #PeaceNotWar pic.twitter.com/x2nSuGcP9P
— ESHA TARIQ SANI CHAUDHARY (@Eshaa_Tariq) March 1, 2019
Meanwhile, Comedian Jeremy McLellan took to Twitter to ask whether former US President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize could be given to Imran Khan. “Can we take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize away and give it to Imran Khan?,” he wrote.
Can we take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize away and give it to Imran Khan?
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) February 28, 2019