Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan would be releasing the Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture, Geo News reports
Pakistan on Wednesday shot down two Indian aircraft when the crossed the Line on Control and captured a pilot.
The prime minister was addressing the joint session of Parliament and in a message, urged India not to escalate the situation. “Don’t take this any further, Pakistan will be forced to retaliate.”
“I hope the international community will play its part to ensure the situation does not escalate beyond this,” the prime minister added.
Earlier, while speaking to Geo News Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan would be willing to consider returning the Indian pilot if it led to de-escalation.
“If there is de-escalation with the return of this [Indian] pilot, Pakistan is willing to consider this,” Qureshi said.