(Neelum Valley, Pakistan administrated Kashmir) — Pakistan and India on Friday were urged to avoid violations of ceasefire on Line of Control (LoC) to save lives of civilians and the troops.
“Both countries should respect the existing peace accord for the protection of people”.
On World Peace Day a Rally and Walk of children was held in a village community school near Athmuqam town, which is located on the Line of Control (LoC).
The event was organized by Press For Peace (PFP) an organisation working for the promotion of peace and sustainable development.
PFP celebrated similar events in Bagh, Mirpur and other areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to observe the World Peace Day (WPD) to express solidarity with the world community, especially people of war-torn regions.
In Neelum Valley the participants of the walk were carrying various banners and play cards with pro-peace slogans such as “Keep Cease-fire on LoC”, “We Demand peace”, “We need books, not bombs, Give peace a chance,” “War is expensive, peace is priceless”.
Addressing on the occasion office bearers of PFP Amiruddin Mughal, Shafqat Hussain, Molana M.Taib and others highlighted the significance of peace and harmony in the society.
Amiruddin Mughal, Chairman Board of Trustees said that this is responsibility of both India and Pakistan to ensure the ceasefire agreement on Line of Control (LoC) is not breached so civilian people can continue to live peacefully.
Referring the losses of the post- ceasefire years he said that we have lost a generation of children due to the Kashmir conflict and Indo-Pak tensions in border areas.
“We would not let anyone to destroy the atmosphere of normalcy and renewal when people are benefiting from existing cease-fire pact”, he added.
Shafqat Hussain Principal of Peace Community School said that Pakistan and India should follow and practice their commitments of tolerance and non-violence which were made recently by their leadership.
“Preservation of permanent peace and patience will save our people from destruction,”
Molana Taiba maintained that Peace Day reminds us that followers of each religion should honour all faiths and beliefs and sentiments of others.
“The dream of prevalence of co-existence and humanity only could be matured by tenets of harmony, peace and forbearance,” he further said.