Srinagar, Feb 28: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today welcomed the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s peace gesture to release captured Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
In a tweet, Mehbooba said, “The decision to hand over Wing Commander Abhinandan is a great gesture & shouldn’t be seen in isolation. It also comes at a time when Pak could’ve chosen to further escalate an already tensed situation. I see it as a mark of reconciliation. Our leadership should reciprocate.”
The captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot will be freed on Friday “as a peace gesture”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday