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I'm not worthy of the Nobel, says Imran Khan after resolution in Pakistan Parliament for prestigious prize 

File photo: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 04, 2019, 12.08 PM (IST)

Two days after a resolution was submitted in Parliament to endorse Imran Khan for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to de-escalate recent tension with India, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that he was not worth of Nobel Peace prize

''I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace prize,'' the cricketer-turned-politician tweeted on Monday. 

''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 & human development in the subcontinent,'' he added.

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday submitted the resolution in the secretariat of National Assembly, the lower house.

The resolution stated that Khan's decision of releasing Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan has de-escalated the hostility between Pakistan and India.

Khan acted responsibly in the current tension and "deserves the Nobel Peace Prize", the resolution stated.

(With PTI inputs)

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The resolution stated that Khan's decision of releasing Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan has de-escalated the hostility between Pakistan and India.