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Imran Khan wins plaudits for diplomatic approach

Mr Imran Khan.
Mr Imran Khan.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

There has been a growing call from the Pakistani Prime Minister's fans online for him to win the Nobel Peace Prize in helping to avert all-out war between India and Pakistan, South Asia's nuclear-armed neighbours.

Mr Imran Khan, 66, has been praised for the statesmanship shown in freeing an Indian pilot captured by his country. His offer followed his call for dialogue, and came just a day after tit-for-tat cross-border strikes between the two countries had the world on edge.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Khan wins plaudits for diplomatic approach'. Print Edition | Subscribe