Srinagar: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti has said that Pakistan’s decision to release Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan is a mark of reconciliation and Indian leadership should reciprocate.
In a tweet, the former Chief Minister said:
The decision to hand over Wing Commander Abhinandan is a great gesture & shouldnt 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. https://t.co/i2RZINyIbk
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) February 28, 2019
Earlier, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, during a joint Parliament session said that as a gesture of peace, they are returning the captured Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan to India.
He also said that he is ready to talk to India and deescalate tensions between both countries.