Congress leader Navjot Sidhu has showered praises on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for promising the release of the Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan, captured by Pakistan on Wednesday.
Taking to twitter, Sidhu noted: “@ImranKhanPTI Every noble act makes a way for itself... your goodwill gesture is ‘a cup of joy’ for a billion people, a nation rejoices...I am overjoyed for his parents and loved ones.”
Navjot Sidhu also called for a dialogue with Pakistan. “Any escalation would result in "irreparable loss" and "both nations going to a point of no return,” Sidhu said.
Earlier, Sidhu drew ire of opposition for his comment that the Pakistan cannot be blamed for the Pulwama terror attack, in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed.
"I stand by my conviction that dialogue and diplomatic pressure will count for a great deal in seeking a long-term solution to the presence and practice of terror outfits that operate within and across the border," the cricketer-turned-politician said in a two-page statement titled "We have a choice.