Peace walk held in Chitral

CHITRAL: Legal Aid forum for Human Rights and Rural Community Development program held a peace walk in Chitral on the arrival of new year 2012 to convey a messate to the word of peace. Photo: G.H.Farooqi

Gul Hammad Farroqi

CHITRAL, Jauary 1: Legal Aid Forum for Human Rights (LAFH) and Rural Community Development Program (RCDP) held a peace walk in Chitral, to welcome the new year. The Peace walk started from Ataleeq Square passing through various roads and culminated in front of the Chitral Press Club.

The members of different civil society organization also joined thewalk carrying banners and placards inscribed with the message of maintaining peace in the world.

Addressing on the occasion Engiheer Temour Shah, PRDP President, said that all the walkers want peace in Chitral, Pakistan and the world. He said that through this peace walk we want to convey the message of peace to the world and appeal to never violate rights of other people because usually peaceful situations deteriorate due to violation of basic rights ad discriminations.

Abdul Nasir president of LAFH said while addressing on the occasion that Chitral is a peaceful district but some ‘hidden hands’ want to disturb its peaceful environment. “We will not let them deteriorate the situation”, he said.

He said that although local people of Chitral are peace lovers but due to infiltration of outsider extremists from neighbor country has created law and order situation in the district. He stressed on the local administration to solve problem of Ayun people who have come on the roads protesting against cutting of forest.

Professor Muhammad Dost and Professor Shamsun Nazir also appeal for maintaining peace and convey a message to the people of the world to live with peace and respect each other. A large number of representatives of different civil societies also participated in peace walk.

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