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Pakistan PM Imran Khan says will release IAF Pilot as peace gesture

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the release of IAF pilot will be a "peace gesture"

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he will release a captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a gesture of peace.

"We have captured a pilot of India. As a gesture of peace we are going to release him to India tomorrow," Khan told lawmakers in Parliament, according to Bloomberg news agency.

"I did try yesterday to talk to Narendra Modi only to de-escalate this situation. But this de-escalation effort should not be considered as weakness," said Khan, referring to India's prime minister.

Pakistan arrested the Indian pilot on Wednesday after aircraft from the two nations clashed along the Line of Control in

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 4:52 PM IST

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