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Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran KhanMore than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after he freed an Indian pilot in a bid to defuse tensions with his country’s arch-rival neighbour. The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had become the focus of renewed hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals which have alarmed the international community. The hashtag #NobelPeaceForImranKhan began trending on Twitter on Thursday after Khan unexpectedly announced that the captured pilot would be released as a “peace gesture”.



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Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry her

Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry herBy Asif Shahzad MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) – In the Pakistani hometown of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, reminders are frequent of the daughter of scenic northwestern Swat Valley who survived a gun attack – and so are memories of harsh rule by the Taliban. Yousafzai flew into Swat on Saturday by helicopter during her first visit to Pakistan since the Pakistani Taliban – now on the run but still able to launch attacks – shot her in the head in 2012 over her advocacy for girls’ education and opposition to Islamist militancy. Yousafzai’s return to her hometown was eagerly awaited by admirers and family friends.



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Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry her

Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry herBy Asif Shahzad MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) – In the Pakistani hometown of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, reminders are frequent of the daughter of scenic northwestern Swat Valley who survived a gun attack – and so are memories of harsh rule by the Taliban. Yousafzai is visiting Pakistan for the first time since the Pakistani Taliban – now on the run but still able to launch attacks – shot her in the head in 2012 over her advocacy for girls’ education and opposition to Islamist militancy. By late Friday it was not yet clear whether security considerations would allow Yousafzai to return to Swat Valley, but many are eagerly awaiting her.



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