I AM a resident of the Indian part of Kashmir. I have been following the online edition of Dawn for the last more than a decade now. I start my day after going through this esteemed paper but my heart bleeds when I see the killings and bombings taking place in Karachi, Balochistan, Peshawar, Waziristan, etc.

Kashmir has also witnessed a lot of bloodshed for the last few decades but Kashmiris do not kill their own brothers and sisters.

We hope that a strong democratic government comes into power after the upcoming general elections in Pakistan which could address the internal issues. Not only the people of Pakistan need a strong, democratic and peaceful Pakistan but the people of Kashmir also want a peaceful Pakistan.

I would call upon the people of Pakistan to shun their internal differences and work together as a nation so that the dreams of Alama Iqbal and the Quaid-i-Azam are fulfilled.

DR RAJA MUZAFFAR BHAT Gopalpora , Budgam

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April 17, 2013 6:56 am
Second your thoughts Mr Bhat. India too wants a peaceful neighbour so that it can focus on its development and not keep being bugged by insurgents and terrorists from the various terrorists camps which exist because of the support being extended to them by undemocratic elements, eg., Musharaf and CIA deal about drones being kept away from the terrorist outfits in and around Kashmir.
anon, India
April 17, 2013 7:14 am
A country created on basis of a religious/negative agenda can never be peaceful. Every nation state should be created on ideals of Justice, Liberty, Welfare of people and Freedom. Pakistan does not have and will not have any of these..
April 17, 2013 7:56 am
no comments !
April 17, 2013 8:16 am
Wow! A Kashmiri expressing concern about Pakistanis. Things have indeed come a full circle.
April 17, 2013 9:25 am
how can there be peace in pakistan if it is not ready to stop terrorism against neighbouring country
Pizza wala
April 17, 2013 11:31 am
Sir, please come over to our beloved Alama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam's country, what are you doing there. We need people like you
Baighairat Kafir
April 17, 2013 1:03 pm
April 17, 2013 2:04 pm
Political borders were important for kings and dictators, not for democracies. With the end of kings in the sub-continent, and now hopefully with the end of dictators in Pakistan, we will hopefully see the end of war in the sub-continent as well. Whatever borders we have are fine. Let us go beyond political borders, beyond religion and learn to love and care for one another as fellow human beings. Our children and grandchildren will thank us for that.
April 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Yet Indians keep coming to Pakistani news media to get proper, unbiased news. Not the propaganda and rabble regurgitated in their own news media. Pakistan will recover.
April 18, 2013 12:28 am
Dr Bhat Please take the first opportunity to cross the border to Pakistan, and start contributing your best for realizing Jinnah's dreams. This should pause any further bleeding of your heart. No point shedding tears from far.
April 18, 2013 12:38 am
Yes .Especially as India is not mentioned anywhere in the message,implying that they may not be interested in a peaceful Pakistan!
April 18, 2013 3:38 am
LOL i am happy where I am. No Thanks
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