- Parth Singhania, chartered accountancy student, Ryan International School, Haryana.
"I loved it here. I never had any second thoughts and I am glad I didn't. To tell the truth I don't feel as if I ever left my country or family, it is almost like I am at home. The people are so friendly. I would like to return again and to also see my family's ancestral city, Sargodha"
- Sachi Bhuttani, 11th grade, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.
"I grew up thinking that Pakistan was not our friend. Although my views changed as I got older, even then I was a little apprehensive. But I am so glad to have come here and my views have changed (even more). This trip has helped me to understand that we as neighbours have so much in common that it would be so easy and take so little effort for us to be on betters terms. What little I have seen of Pakistan and its people, I have a very positive image. I would love to come back. I wish that we have more chances to interact with one another at all levels, and that we can also resolve serious issues like Kashmir in an amenable way"
- Karan Raghav, finance student, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi.
"We have visitors from Pakistan at our house all time, so I was very excited to come here. In fact I have met such great people and made such great friends that I feel very sad (breaks down here) to leave them. I would love to be able to come back and meet these friends and make more friends"
- Tanima Narang, 11th grade, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi (she is also a national level badminton player and ikebana artist).
"I never ever thought that I would come to Pakistan, but I am so glad I did. I was talking to friends and we were saying it will be a great experience, and I am glad we were right. The efforts that are being done to bring the people of the two countries together under the Aman ki Asha are great. I wish it succeeds to bring us even closer"
- Bhavya Mahajan, 11th grade, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.
Friday, December 30, 2011
An online video about Sikhs looking after a mosque built by his ancestors inspires
the writer to re-connect with his past across the border
By Syed Saadat Hu
I had the opportunity to lead an 80-member high-level business delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to Pakistan in May 2012 f .....more
RIP Asghar Ali Engineer
A legacy of peace, rational thinking,
Asoft spoken, gentle and unassuming person, always clad in a .....more
Time to douse the fire
"Pakistan-India relations have been strained for decades due to a number of well known issues - Kashmir, water, sporadic skirmis .....more
An innovative idea connects Indians and Pakistanis with 'the other side'
"It saddens me that we have neighbours that we can't even go visit." "The .....more
Congratulating Nawaz Sharif on the electoral win of his political party, Aman ki Asha's plea to both governments continues to be: "Stay the course". Let the people re .....more
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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
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw