Pakistanis are hoping for a Nobel Peace Prize for their Prime Minister Imran Khan for returning Wing Commander Abhinandan to India as a ‘peace gesture’. Since the decision was made, they have been trending #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan on social media.
It appears it’s not just the general population of Pakistan which believes Imran Khan ought to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the ‘peace gesture’. This, despite the fact that Pakistan was unable to fully adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Pakistan has now proposed a resolution in its National Assembly asking for the same. The deluded resolution was signed by none other than Information and Broadcast Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain.
The resolution states, “Prime Minister Imran Khan played a sagacious role in reducing recent tension between Pakistan and India which was created due to the war mongering attitude of Indian leadership. The aggression manifested by Indian leadership had brought the two nuclear states to the brink of war, endangering the lives of tens of millions of people on both sides of the border. The situation was averted due to the proactive and deft handling of the situation by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Keeping in view his contribution towards peace in the region, Prime Minister Imran Khan may be given Nobel Peace Prize.”
As it turns out, the resolution is the third great idea to have come out of Pakistan in less than 30 hours. The first was their Climate Change Minister Malik Amin Aslam’s assertion that Pakistan will lodge a complaint against India at the UN for ‘ecoterrorism’. Then, apparently, the best military minds in the country believed that it was a great idea to release a poorly edited propaganda video of Wing Commander Abhinandan after calling his release unconditional. Amusingly, the heavily edited videos are now being removed from all media platforms by Pakistanis.
And now, Fawad Hussain appears to believe Imran Khan deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for demonstrating that Pakistan has mastered the skill of partially adhering to international conventions.
It’s unclear how sheltering terrorists and waging a proxy war against neighbouring countries can be reconciled with popular perceptions of peace.
It isn’t entirely unheard of for warmongers to be nominated for or even win the Nobel Peace Prize. Former U.S. President Barack Obama after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize went on to wage war against Libya and destabilized it. Then, proceeded to initiate an effort to destabilize Syria with the goal of removing Bashar al-Assad but was unsuccessful in his attempt.