Around 1600 youngsters painted their thoughts and desires on the handkerchiefs provided to them, supervised by their teachers. Students of different levels enthusiastically worked on the hankies. Their paintings differed from one another, but their message was the same: peace between India and Pakistan. One student drew two hands clasped in a handshake, painted with the colours of both the countries' flags. Another painted a peace tree using the colours of the two countries' flags. Some wrote poems, others wrote prose.
All this creative expression indicated the desire of these young learners for peace, harmony and friendship between Pakistan and India. Their belief: friendship has no boundaries and borders. They said that they are children of same land, separated by fate, coming together by choice.
Students and staff of the school extended a huge thank you to the Jang Group of Pakistan and Children's Museum for Peace and Human Rights (CMPHR, which coordinated the event) for providing them the opportunity to be part of this crucial, even divine, campaign. They extended their wishes and prayers for the success of this campaign, and the hope that it would gain impetus in both countries and play its part in bringing peace and harmony to the subcontinent.
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.
Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were release....read more
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