By Yasser Latif Hamdani on behalf of the PTH Team
Congratulations are in order for the US president Barack Hussain Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. We hope that he will now work towards bringing peace to Pakistan and resolving the Kashmir Dispute once and for all.
US President Barack Obama on Friday won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for what the Nobel Foundation called “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.
Awarding the SKr10m ($1.4m) prize, the Nobel committee said: “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”
The Nobel committee awarded the prize to Mr Obama less than nine months into his presidency. There were a record 205 nominations for this year’s prize. Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, was among the favourites to win.
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