By Adnan Bacha
Swat: A peaceful protest was held in New Zealand’s city of Auckland against the current terrorism in Swat and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. People from different communities including children participated in the protest.
The protestors also carried placards with slogans for peace in their hands about the incidents of terrorism in Swat and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The protesters also shouted slogans on the occasion and demanded that Pakistani institutions play their role in restoring peace.
Addressing the protesters on this occasion, Pakistani-origin social worker and local leader of Labor Party New Zealand, Engineer Syed Amjad Iqbal said that lawlessness is not acceptable in any area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Swat, if there is peace there will be employment and educational activities will continue and people will live a peaceful life.
During his speech, he gave a clear message to the state and the concerned law enforcement agencies that peace is the basic human right of every citizen. It is their responsibility to ensure peace in the country.
“Swat does not have borders with China, Israel, or Afghanistan, so how did the Taliban and where did the heavy weapons come from? We cannot tolerate that Swat is once again a victim of insecurity. This is the purpose of our demonstration. We want peace for our brothers and sisters.” He added
He further said that we overseas Pakistanis are the ambassadors of our country. We live and earn here but our hearts and minds are focused on Pakistan and the situation there.
The protesters strongly demanded the government of Pakistan and all institutions play their role in restoring peace in Swat and other areas.