Pakistanis seek Nobel Peace Prize for PM Khan
Published: 04:01 PM, 3 March 2019 Updated: 04:05 PM, 3 March 2019
Indian and Pakistani soldiers again target each other's posts and villages along volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir.
Tensions are running high between India and Pakistan following a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy last month, which killed 42 soldiers in India-administered Kashmir.
The suicide attack, the deadliest in 30 years of Kashmir conflict and claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), escalated into a massive standoff between the two South Asian nuclear powers.
On February 26, twelve days after the JeM attack, Indian warplanes bombed inside Pakistani territory, claiming to have hit a camp belonging to the armed group and eliminating "many rebels".
An infuriated Islamabad, which denied any casualties in the Indian bombing, launched its own incursion across the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region.
The dogfight resulted in the capture of a downed Indian air force pilot, who was released on March 1 as part of a "peace gesture" by Pakistan.
Meanwhile, violence and deaths continue in Kashmir, the Himalayan territory claimed in full by the two arch enemies.
Here are all the latest updates as of Sunday, March 3:
Pakistanis seek Nobel Peace Prize for PM Khan
Pakistan's ruling party has joined a social media campaign advocating a Nobel Peace Prize for Prime Minister Imran Khan for his "sagacious" role in defusing tensions with India.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry submitted a resolution suggesting he receive the prize to the National Assembly on Saturday.
The resolution is likely to be tabled on Monday for a vote in the assembly, Sibghat Virk, a member of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) said on Sunday.
More than 300,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the award be given to Khan.
The hashtag #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan began trending on Twitter after Islamabad handed back captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a "peace gesture" on Friday.
Pakistan allows restricted flights at Lahore airport
Pakistan's civil aviation authority said on Sunday it was allowing restricted operations at the Allama Iqbal international airport in the eastern city of Lahore.
This comes after partial operations at Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and the capital, Islamabad, resumed on Friday.
Other airports in Gilgit Baltistan, Punjab province and the interior Sindh region remain closed, the agency said on Twitter.
Global Muslim body urges India, Pakistan to talk
Pakistan's foreign ministry says the world's largest body of Muslim-majority nations has adopted a resolution urging India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions and resolve their issues "through peaceful means".
The ministry said in a statement that at the end of a meeting in the United Arab Emirates, the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) "reaffirmed its unwavering support for the Kashmiri people in their just cause".
It said the OIC expressed concern over this past week's "Indian violation of Pakistani airspace; affirmed Pakistan's right to self-defense; and urged India to refrain from the threat or use of force".
The resolution came a day after Pakistan's foreign minister skipped the meeting to protest the host's decision to invite India, a non-member.
Pakistan receives body of citizen killed in Indian jail
Pakistani authorities have received the body of a citizen killed in an Indian jail amid growing tensions between the countries, Pakistan's foreign office has said.
"India had failed to protect the Pakistani prisoner," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told in a press conference in the eastern city of Lahore.
Shakir Ullah was allegedly stoned to death by inmates of Jaipur central jail on February 20.
Pakistan has formally lodged a complaint with the Indian government and requested India to immediately provide the details of inquiry of the murder and post-mortem report, which have not been provided so far.
Pakistan has demanded "safety of all Pakistanis, especially Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails to prevent recurrence of such tragic and reprehensible incidents".
Indian authorities handed over Shakir Ullah's body at Wagah border, a day after Pakistan released an Indian pilot as a peace gesture to help calm tensions.
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