Pakistani author urges for her govt to return captive Indian pilot

Amid India insisting on safe and early return of its fighter pilot now in capitivity of Pakistan, author Fatima Bhutto has gone and asked the Imran Khan government to release the Indian Air Force officer.

Incidentally, Fatima Bhutto is the grand daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

The Indian Air Force pilot was captured on Wednesday after he ejected safely from his MiG 21 Bison aircraft but landed across the Line of Control.

It need be mentioned that India has demanded “immediate and safe return” of the pilot.

The incident occurred as the fierce engagement took place between air forces of the two sides along the Line of Control.

Fatima Bhutto said like her, a large section of the population was against the escalation of tensions.

“I have never seen my country at peace with its neighbour. But never before have I seen a war played out between two nuclear-armed states with Twitter accounts,” Ms Bhutto said.

In the afternoon on Wednesday, #saynotowar hashtag began to trend in Pakistan, before hitting the worldwide number 1 spot on Twitter.

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