New Delhi, March 15 (newsin.asia): Two Pakistani school children, Aqeedat and Moarrikh Naveed, have written to the Indian Prime Minister and the Pakistani Prime Minister asking them to buy books and not bullets and restore peace and travel between the two warring countries.
In her letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aqeedat appealed to him to be a harbinger of peace if he wants to win more elections in future, says a report in theHindustan Times.
The 11 year old Aqeedat said that governments of Pakistan and India should buy more books, instead of bullets, to start a new chapter of peace between the two countries.
“Both countries should resolve that they will not buy guns, but will provide free medicines to hundreds of thousands of ailing people of both the nations,” she said.
Aqeedat’s father, Ahmed Naveed, an Assistant Professor at the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore, informed HT through a mail about her letter to Modi. Aqeedat and her brother Moarikh Naveed (14) also spoke to HT over phone.
Aqeedat has earned accolades in her country for writing letters in support of peace and tolerance to world leaders, including those of India and Pakistan.
The duo also drew the attention of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the condition of Sikhs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, where the Sikhs continue to live without basic necessities.
Aqeedat studies in Class 5 at Cathedral School, Lahore while Moarrikh is in Class 8 in the same school.
The siblings want to see tourists in Pakistan like India. Aqeedat feels that just because they don’t have any relatives here, they cannot travel to India. She wants to see Taj Mahal and Delhi. She also thinks many children from India may be wanting to visit Lahore..
(The featured image at the top is that of the Pakistani siblings Moarrikh and Aqeedat Naveed)