In his address to the joint session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Pakistan will release the captured Indian prisoner, Wing Commander Abhinandan, tomorrow. Since his announcement, both the PM and Pakistan have become the center of global media and social media focus.
Below are some reactions from the social media:
Imran Khan has behaved like a matured leader. His unconditional release of the captured Indian pilot is a great gesture and it takes away reasons from Modi to escalate the conflict. Modi is the big loser in this confrontation and he has to blame himself for this.— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) February 28, 2019
MoD briefing, to announce release of Wing Comdr Abhinandan, has been pre-empted by Imran Khan, who announced it earlier. Now MoD briefing “postponed”. Whatever happens in real battle, Pakistan has comprehensively won the perception war. At every stage, their PR was ahead of ours.— Ajai Shukla (@ajaishukla) February 28, 2019
That's called winning a Cricket match by hitting a Sixer on a 'full toss no ball' to win the match. @ImranKhanPTI you have shown true magnanimity…— Nidhi Verma निधि نيدى (@Nidhi712) February 28, 2019
PAKISTANI PM KHAN SAYS DOWNED INDIAN PILOT TO BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY "AS A PEACE GESTURE"
The Indian pilot captured by Pakistan forces will be released on Friday as a “peace gesture," Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said https://t.co/jvcxezhE22— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 28, 2019
Welcome decision by Pakistan PM @ImranKhanPTI to release the captive indian pilot as a peace gesture. Hope better sense prevails the war clouds scatter and the #Kashmir dispute moves towards a peaceful resolution— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) February 28, 2019
Can we take Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize away and give it to Imran Khan?— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) February 28, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan announced on Thursday that his country would be releasing a captured Indian pilot on Friday as a way to de-escalate the military crisis https://t.co/213GvQjQAK— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) February 28, 2019
Imran Khan totally deserves the 2019 Seoul Peace Prize— Jairaj Singh (@JairajSinghR) February 28, 2019
By announcing that the captured Indian pilot will soon be released, Imran Khan has paved the way for deescalation. It’s a bold & brave move.— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) February 28, 2019
I think we should welcome this gesture from @ImranKhanPTI on the release of #Abhinandan. The door for deescalation has been opened. And this is really not the time for dumb and needless gloating by tv anchors— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 28, 2019
We in India may not like this, but in terms of pure optics, @ImranKhanPTI at the moment is winning the day by taking the moral high ground .. we have a strong case on terror but too many of our leaders busy calculating votes at the moment..— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 28, 2019