Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, taken captive by Pakistan on Wednesday, will be released tomorrow as a "gesture of peace", Imran Khan declared today, hours after the US called for immediate steps towards de-escalation and President Donald Trump revealed that there would be "reasonably attractive news" from Pakistan and India.
"Yesterday I tried to call (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to say that we don't want escalation. Our push for de-escalation doesn't mean we are afraid," Imran Khan said, speaking at the country's parliament.
"We have an Indian pilot. As a peace gesture, we will release him tomorrow," said the Pakistan Prime Minister to desk-thumping in the national assembly.