Over 150 children held a peace
demonstration in front of Lahore Press Club today under the
auspicious of Labour Party Pakistan. In a very live demo, children
mainly under the age of 14 chanted slogans left peace balloons in
the air and held banners and posters promoting peace issues. They
were raising slogans like "peace not War, education not war,
bread not war, we want peace, who will benefit from war? war is
ignorance, Musharaf Vajpai, do not go for war, we oppose war and
so on. There were a lot of journalists to cover the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Mubashar, a 10 year old student from
Mustafabad Lahore read a peace message demanding an end to war and
forces to go back from the borders. He said children will be the
real losers of war. He said we the children of working class are
to loose more. We do not want to die for a war that has no reasons
to go ahead. He opposed religious fundamentalism and said we need
ordinary education for our future. We do not want to confine
ourselves to only religious education.
Another 200 children who gathered at the local office of LPP at
Mustafabad Lahore could not go to the Press Club as there was no
more arrangements of transportation. They raised slogans in favor
of peace but could not attend the demo.
Amir Suhail, LPP Lahore information secretary