Author : Beena sarwar

Peace body demands urges India, Pakistan to show restraint, avoid “war like situation”

Peace body demands urges India, Pakistan to show restraint, avoid “war like situation”

The Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD) has issued a statement about the escalating tensions between the two countries, urging them to exercise restraint. Text below....
Poem: “I told her a lie” (There are no winners in war)

Poem: “I told her a lie” (There are no winners in war)

Somehow, somewhere, peacemakers are keeping hope alive, against all odds.  One day, if they win, they will save a lot of lives and humanity on both sides. Sharing here a poem I wrote in January 2014...
A conversation through the drums of war

A conversation through the drums of war

As border tensions and political rhetoric escalate, a Pakistani talks to his Indian college friend He says “You are not like your brethren, In you I’ve only known kindness, compassion and...
Peace group appeals to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Hamid Ansar​​i’s release

Peace group appeals to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Hamid Ansar​​i’s release

The Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace & Democracy through a press note of 11 December 2018, has appealed to the Pakistani authorities and Prime Minister Imran Khan, to release Mohammad...
A cricketer prime minister and hope for a religious corridor

A cricketer prime minister and hope for a religious corridor

As Pakistan’s cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan takes oath as prime minister, the Sikh community the world over wonder whether they will ever be granted easy access to their holy sites in...
Pakistan, India, Independence Days: A peace pilgrimage to Wagah border

Pakistan, India, Independence Days: A peace pilgrimage to Wagah border

Aman Dost Yatra, a courageous journey for peace spearheaded by young Indian activists, is headed from Delhi to Amritsar, aiming to reach Wagah border on the evening of 14 August to jointly celebrate...
India, Pakistan prisoners released, repatriated ahead of Independence Day

India, Pakistan prisoners released, repatriated ahead of Independence Day

On Tuesday, August 7, India released 14 Pakistani fishermen who had been captured in India’s territorial waters around three years ago. On Sunday, Pakistan released 30 Indian prisoners, including...
New music video: Two nations, two anthems and one dream

New music video: Two nations, two anthems and one dream

Happy Independence Day Pakistan, and India. Check out this music video: “Two Nations, Two Anthems and One Dream” by friends of Media Collective-Delhi, for Pakistan-India People’s...
Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

I cannot find the words to express my grief over the disappearance of my dear friend Raza from Lahore. When I heard that he was missing, it shook me to the fibre of my being. How can a man who...
Bartering peace in Kashmir

Bartering peace in Kashmir

A barter trade connecting people across Kashmir’s “Berlin Wall” is perilously close to being shut down In October, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in South Asia on the ninth...