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Fatima Bhutto seeks release of IAF Wing Commander captured by Pak

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Author and daughter of late Pakistani politician Murtaza Bhutto, Fatima Bhutto has demanded the release of the captured Indian pilot Abhinandan as a gesture of commitment to peace, humanity and dignity.

Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, made her demand in an Op-Ed for 'The New York Times' where she wrote:"I and many other young Pakistanis have called upon our country to release the captured Indian pilot as a gesture of our commitment to peace, humanity and dignity. We have spent a lifetime at war. I do not want to see Pakistani soldiers die. I do not want to see Indian soldiers die. We cannot be a subcontinent of orphans. My generation of Pakistanis has fought for the right to speak, and we are not afraid to lend our voices to that most righteous cause: peace."

In her article, she also pointed out: "I have never seen my country (Pakistan) at peace with its neighbor (India). But never before have I seen a war played out between two nuclear-armed states with Twitter accounts".

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.