Towards peace building... By Raweeha
06 September, 2013
Besides basic necessities like food, shelter and clothing, one of the most desperate needs of today's Pakistani citizen is peace. Yes, peace it is, and for peace to prevail, effective peace building strategies need to be devised. Peace building is a complex process that involves a variety of initiatives aimed at gradually transforming violent trends and their multi-dimensional impact. Perhaps the most effective way to counter emerging negative trends in society is through education and mass awareness. Inculcating in younger ones tolerance and love for fellow beings is what needs to be done at the individual level while the state should take up measures such as promoting the same idea through the curriculum. This may also include engaging the youth in activities that encourage them to look past social, economic and religious disparities, and appreciating the existence and wellbeing of the human race.
After all, 13 years of death and destruction are more than enough to reach the realisation that the responsibility for such an initiative rests not only with a few but with every individual who inhabits this piece of land.